verb (used with object)
- daughters of the american revolution,
- daumier, honoré,
Origin of daunt
Examples from the Web for daunted
Having been raised in the Midwest, I am always astonished by people who are daunted by snow.
He was daunted by the thought of writing it for everyone else.Meredith Kercher’s Father on ‘Our Daughter’s Murder’|Barbie Latza Nadeau|April 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Mackay had no forceps, but he knew how to pull a tooth, and he was not the sort to be daunted by the lack of tools.The Black-Bearded Barbarian (George Leslie Mackay)|Mary Esther Miller MacGregor, AKA Marion Keith
There were problems enough to be dealt with to have daunted a master of statecraft.Ten Tudor Statesmen|Arthur D. Innes
"I don't just think that I could," said Lubin, who was daunted by the manner of the dwarf.The Crown of Success|Charlotte Maria Tucker
Mutimer looked on a tempest of savage faces—a sight which might have daunted any man in his position.Demos|George Gissing
One book he burnt wholesale, even to the covers; and the covers made a frightful smell and daunted him.Johnny Ludlow. First Series|Mrs. Henry Wood
verb (tr; often passive)
Word Origin for daunt
c.1300, "to vanquish," from Old French danter, variant of donter (12c., Modern French dompter) "be afraid of, fear, doubt; control, restrain," from Latin domitare, frequentative of domare "to tame" (see tame (v.)). Sense of "to intimidate" is from late 15c. Related: Daunted; daunting.