- The definition of intimidating is someone or something that inspires fear or awe.
Meeting your favorite celebrity in real life is an example of a situation that can be intimidating.
- Intimidating is defined as acting in a way that inspires fear or demands great respect.
When you threaten a younger kid on the bus until he gives you his lunch money, this is an example of intimidating.
Variant of intimidate
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