causing fear or discouragement; intimidating
- dauntingly, adverb
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How to use daunting in a sentence
That means big-city mayors including Atlanta’s Keisha Lance Bottoms, New York’s Bill de Blasio and Chicago’s Lori Lightfoot face a daunting challenge.What Can Mayors Do When the Police Stop Doing Their Jobs? | by Alec MacGillis | September 3, 2020 | ProPublica
Making a page from scratch affords more creative freedom than social-media and web-hosting sites that let you drag and drop elements onto your page, but it can be daunting and time-consuming.Digital gardens let you cultivate your own little bit of the internet | Tanya Basu | September 3, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Executives have moved quickly to support and empower employees while grappling with daunting challenges to the way their businesses operate.Introducing Fortune’s all-new 40 Under 40 list—and how it’s different this year | Rachel Schallom | September 2, 2020 | Fortune
Nonetheless, some media, marketing, fashion, beauty and retail players have continued to succeed in the face of daunting odds.Shopify, Chewy and Ally are Resilience Awards finalists | Digiday Awards | September 1, 2020 | Digiday
Even Compound, which is becoming DeFi’s best known platform, has a daunting user interface.
Cold War fears could be manipulated through misleading art to attract readers to daunting material.
The responsibilities of raising children often seem very daunting.Kids Eat the Darndest Things: Laundry Pods, Teething Necklaces, and More Of The Weirdest Stuff Sending Kids to the E.R. | Russell Saunders | November 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
ROME, Italy — Long before Ebola was a household word and a global crisis, West Africa was a daunting place.What’s Worse Than Ebola in West Africa? Almost Everything | Barbie Latza Nadeau | October 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And it's that daunting task that is chronicled in Becoming Belle Knox.Porn Keeps Up with the Kardashians: Belle Knox on the Mainstreaming of Adult Stars | Aurora Snow | September 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Baquet and his evolving leadership team (he has yet to appoint a managing editor) face daunting challenges.Dean Baquet, the NYT’s Executive Editor, on Jill Abramson, Race, Surviving Cancer—and TMZ Envy | Lloyd Grove | September 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He turned quickly and made off into the woods, followed by a loud, daunting laugh which spurred his pace to a panicky gallop.The Backwoodsmen | Charles G. D. Roberts
The sun was on the rocks and some shone like polished steel, but the gully was in shadow and Jimmy had felt the gloom daunting.
Somehow the quiet and gloom were daunting, but to hesitate was ridiculous and Jimmy went off with Bob.
Rose-pink light touched the high peaks and hoar frost sparkled on the pines, but the stern beauty of the wilds was daunting.
Perhaps it was strange, but of all the animals, civilized man alone was willing to front the cold on the daunting heights.