Non intimidating synonyms
The closest terms I can think of are "tough", "reductionistic", and "masochistic", but none are quite right.(FWIW, I teach at a women's college, and men are the coeds.) We're looking for long answers that provide some explanation and context.Iraqi officials accompany the inspectors in order to intimidate witnesses.
Tom Engelhardt said it wisely when he said, "Words denied mean analyses not offered, things not grasped, surprise not registered, strangeness not taken in, all of which means that terrible mistakes are repeated, wounding ways of acting in the world never seriously reconsidered.
The words' absence chains you to the present, to what's accepted and acceptable." Being bullied at work most closely resembles the experience of being a battered spouse.
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The Mohicans boldly sent back the intimidating yell of their enemies, who raised a shout of savage triumph at the fall of Gamut.
There are other allusions to this intimidating insect in this book.
The policemen fired twice over the heads of the rioters, thereby encouraging instead of intimidating them.However, the Sorbonne had not an intimidating repute for austerity.This deed of blood, instead of intimidating the Saxons, provoked them to fury.Every thing had been done by the Indians to render this show as intimidating as possible.But, so far from intimidating him, this only the more confirmed him in his convictions and fervency.Britt lashed his horses around in front of the load with apparent intent to intimidate Tommy.