(a.) Inspiring fear or awe; exciting apprehension or terror; terrible; frightful; dreadful.
(a.) Full of fear, apprehension, or alarm; afraid; frightened.
(a.) inclined to fear; easily frightened; without courage; timid.
(1) Mike Ashley told Lee Charnley that maybe he could talk with me last week but I said: ‘Listen, we cannot say too much so I think it’s better if we wait.’ The message Mike Ashley is sending is quite positive, but it was better to talk after we play Tottenham.” Benítez will ask Ashley for written assurances over his transfer budget, control of transfers and other spheres of club autonomy, but can also reassure the owner that the prospect of managing in the second tier holds few fears for him.
(2) Since the start of this week, markets have been more cautious, with bond yields in Spain reaching their highest levels in four months on Tuesday amid concern about the scale of the austerity measures being imposed by the government and fears that the country might need a bailout.
(3) S&P – the only one of the three major agencies not to have stripped the UK of its coveted AAA status – said it had been surprised at the pick-up in activity during 2013 – a year that began with fears of a triple-dip recession.
(4) On Friday, a spokesperson for China’s foreign ministry appeared to confirm those fears, telling reporters that the joint declaration, a deal negotiated by London and Beijing guaranteeing Hong Kong’s way of life for 50 years, “was a historical document that no longer had any practical significance”.
(5) I fear that I will have to go through another witch-hunt in order to apply for this benefit."
(6) And adding to this toxic mix, was the fear that the hung parliament would lead to a weak government.
(7) Ex-patients of a dental fear clinic were found to have significantly reduced, yet still high, dental anxiety scores in comparison with the pre-intervention scores.
(8) The hypothesis that the standard acoustic startle habituation paradigm contains the elements of Pavlovian fear conditioning was tested.
(9) Wharton feared that if his bill had not cleared the Commons on this occasion, it would have failed as there are only three sitting Fridays in the Commons next year when the legislation could be heard again should peers in the House of Lords successfully pass amendments.
(10) In a recent study, Orr and Lanzetta (1984) showed that the excitatory properties of fear facial expressions previously described (Lanzetta & Orr, 1981; Orr & Lanzetta, 1980) do not depend on associative mechanisms; even in the absence of reinforcement, fear faces intensify the emotional reaction to a previously conditioned stimulus and disrupt extinction of an acquired fear response.
(11) But that promise was beginning to startle the markets, which admire Monti’s appetite for austerity and fear the free spending and anti-European views of some Italian politicians.
(12) First, Dr Collins is fear-mongering when he says that ‘lives will be lost’ as a result of our calculations.
(13) Whether out of fear, indifference or a sense of impotence, the general population has learned to turn away, like commuters speeding by on the freeways to the suburbs, unseeingly passing over the squalor.
(14) Under pressure from many backbenchers, he has tightened planning controls on windfarms and pledged to "roll back" green subsidies on bills, leading to fears of dwindling support for the renewables industry.
(15) The countries have accused each other of cross-border attacks and there are fears the current tension could spark a wider war with Nkunda at its centre.
(16) They have not remotely done this so far, largely from fear of domestic political consequences that cannot be simply dismissed.
(17) Likud warned: “Peres will divide Jerusalem.” Arab states feared that his dream of a borderless Middle East spelled Israeli economic colonialism by stealth.
(18) One of the reasons for doing this study is to give a voice to women trapped in this epidemic,” said Dr Catherine Aiken, academic clinical lecturer in the department of obstetrics and gynaecology of the University of Cambridge, “and to bring to light that with all the virology, the vaccination and containment strategy and all the great things that people are doing, there is no voice for those women on the ground.” In a supplement to the study, the researchers have published some of the emails to Women on Web which reveal their fears.
(19) Some have been threatened and assaulted, while others’ homes have been ransacked, their families living in constant fear.
(20) The population prevalence of high dental fear was 115 fearful children per 1000 population (SE = 0.02).
(n.) The act of making timid or fearful or of deterring by threats; the state of being intimidated; as, the voters were kept from the polls by intimidation.
(1) The amount of intimidation and abuse that has taken place make it very unlikely that women will be clamouring to go back.” Another former shadow minister said they were also not convinced they would stand again.
(2) There, the US Joint Commission, an independent, non-profit organisation that accredits healthcare organisations and programmes has issued a standard on “behaviours that undermine a culture of safety” to tackle “intimidating and disruptive behaviour at work”.
(3) In these populations it is necessary to consider the relations between emotional distress and socio-political context, particularly the processes of terror and intimidation and the conditions of migratory illegality and social marginality.
(4) She said: “Begging can cause considerable concern to residents, workers and visitors, particularly those who feel intimidated by this activity.” In Merseyside, Ch Insp Mark Morgan insisted his force did not prosecute vulnerable people unless they were aggressive, repeat offenders who had failed to engage in offers of support.
(5) Diskerud has shown in flashes that he’s not intimidated by big games and is willing to try something.
(6) We’re fed up with being threatened and intimidated.
(7) A statement from al-Shabaab on Monday said the latest attack – the deadliest since Westgate – was revenge for the "Kenyan government's brutal oppression of Muslims in Kenya through coercion, intimidation and extrajudicial killings of Muslim scholars".
(8) The effort to intimidate investigators – and the apparent involvement of military police – has prompted calls for Brazil's justice ministry to declare an emergency.
(9) Reps are asked to sign a contract that includes the clause: “I will not promote the singing of abusive, offensive, crude or intimidating chants and songs.” The contract also asks reps to confirm that they are “the first representative of the University of Nottingham that new students will meet and therefore recognise that [they are] a role model”.
(10) It also said: “We should aim to break the right quickly, and teach those around us not to be intimidated by the rightwing’s longer years of service and apparently superior ‘Labour knowledge’ or prestige.” The July issue of the group’s newspaper, Solidarity, led with the headline “ Flood into the Labour party”.
(11) We express our strong opposition to any intimidating, coercive or provocative unilateral actions that could alter the status quo and increase tensions.” The G7 statement did not explicitly name China, but Beijing lays claim to almost all of the South China Sea despite conflicting partial claims from Brunei, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan and the Philippines.
(12) The tribunal said the conduct had "the effect of violating the claimant's dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment".
(13) He had told the court that Abramovich, the owner of Chelsea FC, had intimidated him to sell his share in the oil firm Sibneft at a massive discount.
(14) Donald Trump press ban: BBC, CNN and Guardian denied access to briefing Read more Rob Mahoney, deputy executive director of the CPJ , a nonprofit that promotes press freedom worldwide, told the Guardian Trump’s attacks on the press do not “help our work trying to deal with countries like Turkey, Ethiopia or Venezuela, where you have governments who want to nothing more than to silence and intimidate the press.” Mahoney also said attempts to favour conservative press outlets and declare the mainstream media the “enemy of the American people” looked like a deliberate effort by the White House to “inoculate itself from criticism”.
(15) I had all these brothers and uncles so I understood the nature of men and I didn't go in there feeling all intimidated.
(16) "They are happy because, at a time when talk of war, intimidation and aggression is exchanged between politicians, the name of Iran is spoken here through her glorious culture."
(17) He was at pains to rebut criticism in the western media over the jailing of journalists caught up in the long-running investigation into an attempted military coup and claims that the government has used the case to intimidate sections of the press.
(18) Today the Turkish government has levelled baseless and alarmingly false charges of ‘working on behalf of a terrorist organisation’ against three Vice News reporters, in an attempt to intimidate and censor their coverage,” Sutcliffe said.
(19) This whole affair was a brazen attempt to intimidate those who believe that drilling for oil in the melting Arctic is reckless and unsafe.
(20) Facebook Twitter Pinterest We will not be intimidated by Isis, says New York City mayor The city’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, appeared with police commissioner Bill Bratton in Times Square at 11pm to say there was “no specific or credible threat” to the city, dismissing the video as an “obvious attempt to intimidate the people of New York”.