[ uhn-dawn-tid, -dahn- ]
/ ʌnˈdɔn tɪd, -ˈdɑn- /


undismayed; not discouraged; not forced to abandon purpose or effort: undaunted by failure.
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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British Dictionary definitions for undaunted


/ (ʌnˈdɔːntɪd) /


not put off, discouraged, or beaten
Derived Formsundauntedly, adverbundauntedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for undaunted



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.

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