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INTIMIDATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does intimidation mean? 

INTIMIDATION (noun)
  The noun INTIMIDATION has 4 senses:

1. the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something
2. the feeling of discouragement in the face of someone's superior fame or wealth or status etc.
3. the feeling of being intimidated; being made to feel afraid or timid
4. a communication that makes you afraid to try something

  Familiarity information: INTIMIDATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INTIMIDATION (noun)


Sense 1intimidation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

bullying; intimidation

Hypernyms ("intimidation" is a kind of...):

aggression (deliberately unfriendly behavior)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "intimidation"):

frightening; terrorisation; terrorization (the act of inspiring with fear)


Sense 2intimidation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The feeling of discouragement in the face of someone's superior fame or wealth or status etc.

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Hypernyms ("intimidation" is a kind of...):

discouragement; disheartenment; dismay (the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles)


Sense 3intimidation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The feeling of being intimidated; being made to feel afraid or timid

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Hypernyms ("intimidation" is a kind of...):

fear; fearfulness; fright (an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight))


Sense 4intimidation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A communication that makes you afraid to try something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

determent; deterrence; intimidation

Hypernyms ("intimidation" is a kind of...):

discouragement (the expression of opposition and disapproval)


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