[uhn-dawn-tid, -dahn-]


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.

Nearby words

  1. und so weiter,
  2. undamaged,
  3. undamped,
  4. undated,
  5. undauntable,
  6. undaunting,
  7. undead,
  8. undecagon,
  9. undeceive,
  10. undecided

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



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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