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undaunted

[uhn-dawn-tid, -dahn-]
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adjective
  1. undismayed; not discouraged; not forced to abandon purpose or effort: undaunted by failure.
  2. undiminished in courage or valor; not giving way to fear; intrepid: Although outnumbered, he was undaunted.

Origin of undaunted

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at un-1, daunt, -ed2
Related formsun·daunt·ed·ly, adverbun·daunt·ed·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for undaunted

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  • It must be said of him, however, that he was a man of cool and undaunted courage.

  • It persists; it is of an undaunted boldness and of a fortitude not to be wearied out.

    Essays, First Series

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • The Captain's face was blackened, and his clothes were scorched, but his spirit was undaunted.

    Cap'n Eri

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • "I have no orders to surrender, —— you," returned the undaunted confederate.

  • He was a bold, undaunted, and energetic seaman, but unprincipled and merciless.

    Queen Elizabeth

    Jacob Abbott


British Dictionary definitions for undaunted

undaunted

adjective
  1. not put off, discouraged, or beaten
Derived Formsundauntedly, adverbundauntedness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for undaunted

adj.

mid-15c., with reference to horses, "untamed, not broken in," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of daunt (v.). In reference to persons, meaning "intrepid" is recorded from 1580s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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