Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb intimidate

2 senses of intimidate

Sense 1
intimidate -- (make timid or fearful; "Her boss intimidates her")
       => frighten, fright, scare, affright -- (cause fear in; "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"; "Ghosts could never affright her")

Sense 2
intimidate, restrain -- (to compel or deter by or as if by threats)
       => discourage -- (deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged)

Antonyms of adj intimidating

1 sense of intimidating

Sense 1
daunting, intimidating -- (discouraging through fear)

INDIRECT (VIA discouraging) -> encouraging -- (giving courage or confidence or hope; "encouraging advances in medical research")

Similarity of adj intimidating

1 sense of intimidating

Sense 1
daunting, intimidating -- (discouraging through fear)
       => discouraging (vs. encouraging) -- (depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action; "where never is heard a discouraging word")

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