Not intimidating synonyms
But think not it is by way of menace, or to intimidate you to favour me.
Britt lashed his horses around in front of the load with apparent intent to intimidate Tommy.
may intimidate the human race into bringing order into its international affairs" (Albert Einstein).
Browbeat suggests the persistent application of highhanded, disdainful, or imperious tactics: browbeating a witness.
Also, why was the tweet described as ‘menacing’ rather than ‘threatening’ or even ‘intimidating’?
While all these three synonyms convey a sense of fear, danger, or unpleasantness being used to achieve an aim, there are some interesting nuances of meaning that differentiate them.
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co.
These kisses however, which she had not had the strength at first to resist, began to intimidate the young girl.
Ariovistus sent thither about 16,000 of his light troops and all his cavalry, to intimidate the Romans and impede the works.) trivial messages, and then there’s that cute little birdie forming the Twitter logo – how could anyone feel menaced by that?Whatever the rights and wrongs of the legal case, ‘menace’ tends to evoke images of very large men of grim appearance, wielding serious weaponry so as to coerce someone into doing something.Cow implies bringing out an abject state of timorousness and often demoralization: a dog that was cowed by abuse.To bully is to intimidate through blustering, domineering, or threatening behavior: workers who were bullied into accepting a poor contract.