Threatening or intimidating
It was some moments before, under the girl's threatening eyes, she could speak at all.No harm seemed to come of it, while the noises the gods made were certainly not threatening.
"Vow it then, madame," cried the prince, furious at not intimidating his victim.
The political controversy, however fierce and threatening, is only for power.
And so the report came to me that the workers were threatening strike.
However, the Sorbonne had not an intimidating repute for austerity.
There are other allusions to this intimidating insect in this book.
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Sometimes they'll even attack ships: that's how badass they are. Perhaps it's because they have changed very little in the millions of years they existed, invoking a sort of reversed watery version of Everything's Better with Dinosaurs.