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Anyone or anything that is fearsome, daunting, or terrifying could be called intimidating. Climbing into the mouth of a volcano and trying to take a photograph for National Geographic would be extremely intimidating, because you could die, and if you don't, what if your pictures aren't that good?
"Threat of harm generally involves a perception of injury...physical or mental damage..or instance of injury, or a material and detriment or loss to a person." Threatening behaviors may be conceptualized as a maladaptive outgrowth of normal competitive urge for interrelational dominance generally seen in animals.
Behavioral theorists often see threatening behaviours as a consequence of being threatened by others, including parents, authority figures, playmates and siblings.Then she inhaled, filling her lungs with sweet air, as he watched her still, his eyes half-lidded, and she felt an odd exhilaration, as if a gauntlet had been thrown down.The Crossword Solver found 139 answers to the intimidating crossword clue.The fact that men cannot look down upon women who are taller than them is the very reason that many men find tall women so intimidating.” ― “Tell me what happened.” “He was here,” I said, hoarse. “Obviously, I avoided the shelf.” “Did you get a look at his face? I was going to reassure him that I was okay, but the police rushed inside, followed closely behind by a medic with a first aid kit. I felt Holt’s stare and I glanced up, giving him a fake smile. It might have been an old story to Patrick and the others, but I got a kick out of being mistaken as volatile.“He lit the can on fire and took the extinguisher nearby. “She needs medical attention,” Holt barked, authority ringing through his tone. I’ll be fine.” That seemed to calm him a little, and he got to work. He rolled his eyes and turned back to one of the officers. All I had to do was throw down my dolly with a little extra force, and a bossy customer would say, "Let's just all calm down and try to work this out.” ― “A giant black beast came rushing up to her, the sound of hoofbeats thundering in her ears.