Definitions for dauntdɔnt, dɑnt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dauntdɔnt, dɑnt(v.t.)

  1. intimidate.

  2. to dishearten:

    Don't be daunted by the work.

Origin of daunt:

1250–1300; OF danter < L domitāre to tame


Princeton's WordNet

  1. daunt, dash, scare off, pall, frighten off, scare away, frighten away, scare(verb)

    cause to lose courage

    "dashed by the refusal"


  1. daunt(Verb)

    To discourage, intimidate.

  2. daunt(Verb)

    To overwhelm.

  3. Origin: daunten (also, to tame), from danter, from domitare (to tame); compare domare, to tame, conquer

Webster Dictionary

  1. Daunt(verb)

    to overcome; to conquer

  2. Daunt(verb)

    to repress or subdue the courage of; to check by fear of danger; to cow; to intimidate; to dishearten

Translations for daunt

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to make someone lose courage or confidence

I was quite daunted by the formidable task ahead of us.

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