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Intimidating opposite

Despite its frightening appearance, this configuration is far more efficient than the conventional single-ring roundabout.

The policemen fired twice over the heads of the rioters, thereby encouraging instead of intimidating them.

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I'm looking for a word that is roughly the opposite of "intimidating", but with negative connotations.

Every thing had been done by the Indians to render this show as intimidating as possible.