to overcome with fear; intimidate: to daunt one's adversaries.
to lessen the courage of; dishearten: Don't be daunted by the amount of work still to be done.
- daunt·ing·ly, adverb
- daunt·ing·ness, noun
- un·daunt·ing, adjective
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How to use daunt in a sentence
Meanwhile, we and our partners have already evacuated more than 100,000 Afghans and others who feared for their lives under Taliban rule, a truly remarkable logistical achievement under daunting circumstances.What’s happening in Afghanistan is horrible. But how else was U.S. involvement going to end? | Eugene Robinson | August 26, 2021 | Washington Post
This contributes to the medium’s uniqueness but can be daunting when resources are limited.Digital out-of-home deserves a seat at the adult table | Verizon | August 3, 2021 | Digiday
That’s an intimidating number for most of us mere mortals, but, says Asmuth, feeling daunted by the distance is integral to growth in the sport.
For founders, getting their idea from concept to company, or developing a minimum viable product, is daunting enough, but seeking an initial fundraising round brings a complexity that can be especially challenging to manage.
In the book’s final pages, having sifted through a daunting tangle of conflicting accounts and agendas, she arrives at a set of wrenching conclusions about the crime.Haunted by a grisly execution, an investigator decides to dig deeper | Daniel Stashower | March 5, 2021 | Washington Post
No misfortunes could disturb the serenity of her soul, and no accumulating perils could daunt her courage.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
He was experiencing a strange new joy of possession, which no possibility of ridicule could daunt.The Butterfly House | Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
He declared that no opposition, derision, or contempt, should daunt him.The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2) | John West
Even the storm at its height could not daunt such furious riders.Riders of the Silences | John Frederick
She inspired us with a courage, a power, and a confidence in her and in our cause, which nothing could shake or daunt.A Heroine of France | Evelyn Everett-Green
British Dictionary definitions for daunt
- daunter, noun
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