daunted


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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.

daunted

(ˈdɔːntɪd)
adj
intimidated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.daunted - caused to show discomposure; "refused to be fazed by the objections"
discomposed - having your composure disturbed; "looked about with a wandering and discomposed air"

daunted

Translations

daunted

[ˈdɔːntɪd] adjintimidé(e)
to feel daunted → se sentir intimidé(e)
References in classic literature ?
My good old friend did not relish meeting a man at dinner who was described as "half tiger, half monkey;" and the privilege of sitting next to Lady Clarinda rather daunted than delighted him.
A sudden change of expression passed over Turlington's face, which daunted her for the moment.
But, nothing daunted, he jumped to his feet and cried:
When they were all wearied out, and could tear and beat no longer, they dragged Oliver, struggling and shouting, but nothing daunted, into the dust-cellar, and there locked him up.
First he spoke to the two Ajaxes, who were doing their best already, and said, "Ajaxes, you two can be the saving of the Achaeans if you will put out all your strength and not let yourselves be daunted.
With these words he moved the heart of Aeneas, and he went in pursuit of Idomeneus, big with great deeds of valour; but Idomeneus was not to be thus daunted as though he were a mere child; he held his ground as a wild boar at bay upon the mountains, who abides the coming of a great crowd of men in some lonely place--the bristles stand upright on his back, his eyes flash fire, and he whets his tusks in his eagerness to defend himself against hounds and men--even so did famed Idomeneus hold his ground and budge not at the coming of Aeneas.
She didn't thank him; still, he felt gratified that she had accepted his assistance, and ventured to stand behind as she examined them, and even to stoop and point out what struck his fancy in certain old pictures which they contained; nor was he daunted by the saucy style in which she jerked the page from his finger: he contented himself with going a bit farther back and looking at her instead of the book.
But the truth is, the very mass of his son's delinquencies daunted the old gentleman.
After this the enchanted axe cut off my arms, one after the other; but, nothing daunted, I had them replaced with tin ones.
She went to bed later and rose earlier than any of them, and no difficulties daunted her.
This daunted the enemy for a time, but the defenders were soon out of breath.
NEIL PRINCE is not daunted by the seven-point gap Bootle must make up on the leaders.