Intimidating definition in dictionary
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Intimidation (also called cowing) is intentional behavior that "would cause a person of ordinary sensibilities" fear of injury or harm.
Cow implies bringing out an abject state of timorousness and often demoralization: a dog that was cowed by abuse.