Threatening and intimidating
It was the hush of portent, the hush of watchfulness, the hush of a threatening tension.
The mob was now threatening; every moment the peril was increasing.
Whatever your situation, you can learn to speak with confidence by boosting your self esteem, being assertive, and overcoming your feelings of intimidation.
Being Physically Intimidating Being Socially Intimidating Community Q&A Intimidation is making others feel fear, nervousness, or inadequacy in order to gain social standing or produce a desired outcome.
Although it is seen as a negative quality in many interpersonal interactions, it can be helpful in sports, business, and other competitive environments.
Learning to be intimidating can also help you avoid being intimidated by others.
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co.
The political controversy, however fierce and threatening, is only for power.In a second degree threatening case, we can argue whether the alleged threats were serious, and whether a reasonable person would take them seriously enough to be threatened.To defend a first degree threatening charge may involve a motion to suppress or other due process or Constitutional issues and protections. No harm seemed to come of it, while the noises the gods made were certainly not threatening.Here was no meat, nothing but a threatening and inedible silence.