daunt


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daunt

 (dônt, dänt)
tr.v. daunt·ed, daunt·ing, daunts
To lessen the courage or resolution of; dishearten or intimidate: "Dogged by sickness, daunted by the continuing economic downturn, he continued to fall behind" (Brooks D. Simpson).

[Middle English daunten, from Old French danter, from Latin domitāre, frequentative of domāre, to tame; see demə- in Indo-European roots.]

daunt′er n.
daunt′ing·ly adv.

daunt

(dɔːnt)
vb (tr; often passive)
1. to intimidate
2. to dishearten
[C13: from Old French danter, changed from donter to conquer, from Latin domitāre to tame]
ˈdaunter n

daunt

(dɔnt, dɑnt)

v.t.
1. intimidate.
2. to dishearten: Don't be daunted by the work.
[1250–1300; Old French danter < Latin domitāre to tame]
daunt′ing•ly, adv.
daunt′ing•ness, n.

daunt

- Comes from Latin domare, meaning "to tame."
See also related terms for tame.

daunt


Past participle: daunted
Gerund: daunting

Imperative
daunt
daunt
Present
I daunt
you daunt
he/she/it daunts
we daunt
you daunt
they daunt
Preterite
I daunted
you daunted
he/she/it daunted
we daunted
you daunted
they daunted
Present Continuous
I am daunting
you are daunting
he/she/it is daunting
we are daunting
you are daunting
they are daunting
Present Perfect
I have daunted
you have daunted
he/she/it has daunted
we have daunted
you have daunted
they have daunted
Past Continuous
I was daunting
you were daunting
he/she/it was daunting
we were daunting
you were daunting
they were daunting
Past Perfect
I had daunted
you had daunted
he/she/it had daunted
we had daunted
you had daunted
they had daunted
Future
I will daunt
you will daunt
he/she/it will daunt
we will daunt
you will daunt
they will daunt
Future Perfect
I will have daunted
you will have daunted
he/she/it will have daunted
we will have daunted
you will have daunted
they will have daunted
Future Continuous
I will be daunting
you will be daunting
he/she/it will be daunting
we will be daunting
you will be daunting
they will be daunting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been daunting
you have been daunting
he/she/it has been daunting
we have been daunting
you have been daunting
they have been daunting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been daunting
you will have been daunting
he/she/it will have been daunting
we will have been daunting
you will have been daunting
they will have been daunting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been daunting
you had been daunting
he/she/it had been daunting
we had been daunting
you had been daunting
they had been daunting
Conditional
I would daunt
you would daunt
he/she/it would daunt
we would daunt
you would daunt
they would daunt
Past Conditional
I would have daunted
you would have daunted
he/she/it would have daunted
we would have daunted
you would have daunted
they would have daunted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.daunt - cause to lose courage; "dashed by the refusal"
intimidate, restrain - to compel or deter by or as if by threats

daunt

daunt

verb
To deprive of courage or the power to act as a result of fear, anxiety, or disgust:
Translations
يُثَبِّطُ العَزيمَه، يُرْهِبُ
polekatzastrašit
afskrækkeskræmme
musertaapelottaa
atimti drąsąpribloškiantis
iebaiditiebiedet
zastrašiť

daunt

[dɔːnt] VT (= inhibit) → amedrentar; (= dishearten) → desmoralizar, desalentar
nothing dauntedsin dejarse amedrentar, sin inmutarse

daunt

[ˈdɔːnt] vt [task, prospect] → intimider

daunt

vtentmutigen; to be daunted by somethingsich von etw entmutigen lassen; nothing dauntedunverzagt

daunt

[dɔːnt] vtscoraggiare, intimidire
nothing daunted ... → per nulla scoraggiato...

daunt

(doːnt) verb
to make someone lose courage or confidence. I was quite daunted by the formidable task ahead of us.
daunting adjective
a daunting task/prospect.
References in classic literature ?
It was his boast that, in his younger days, nothing could hurt or daunt him; but he had "lived too fast," and injured his constitution by his excesses.
All night he ran, blundering in the darkness into mishaps and obstacles that delayed but did not daunt.
He kept stepping forward under cover of his shield in every direction, making trial of the ranks to see if they would give way before him, but he could not daunt the courage of the Achaeans.
As soon as his upturned eyes caught a glimpse of me, he exclaimed in his usual dry tone, for the danger did not seem to daunt him in the least, 'Mate, do me the kindness not to fall until I get out of your way;' and then swinging himself more on one side, he continued his descent.
Her refusal, though unexpected, did not permanently daunt Clare.
Managing director James Daunt said that the new stores will capture December sales.
Aldi Australia joint managing director Tom Daunt, who took the helm in 2011 from founding managing director Michael Kloeters, says the chain has never been focused on market share, but is not surprised by the Roy Morgan findings.
This season has thrown up plenty of challenges for us, especially with injuries and international call-ups, but that doesn't daunt us.
Amazon's ultra-low prices have long been blamed for the demise of high street booksellers, but Waterstones boss James Daunt said he hoped the digital agreement will "complement and strengthen" the traditional attributes of the shops.
Mr Daunt currently runs Daunt Books, a small chain of highly regarded London-based bookshops he founded in 1990.
Ruth was born in Cleveland, Ohio to William and Catherine (Reilly) Daunt.
Chair Jackie Hendley and interim chief executive Mary Daunt have spent the past four months reviewing the remit of the organisation following a torrid period in its 20-year history and believe that Forward will have a key part to play in the economic development of the city in the coming years.