daunting


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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.

daunting

(ˈdɔːntɪŋ)
adj
causing fear or discouragement; intimidating
ˈdauntingly adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.daunting - discouraging through fear
discouraging - depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action; "where never is heard a discouraging word"

daunting

adjective intimidating, alarming, frightening, discouraging, awesome, unnerving, disconcerting, demoralizing, off-putting (Brit. informal), disheartening Occasionally I find the commitment and responsibility daunting.
encouraging, comforting, cheering, reassuring, heartening
Translations
مُرْهِب، مُثْبِط
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musertavapelottava
gözünü korkutan

daunting

[ˈdɔːntɪŋ] ADJ (= inhibiting) → abrumador, amedrentador; (= disheartening) → desalentador, desmoralizante
a daunting taskuna tarea abrumadora, una gigantesca tarea

daunting

[ˈdɔːntɪŋ] adj [task, prospect] → intimidant(e)

daunting

adjentmutigend

daunting

[ˈdɔːntɪŋ] adj (prospect) → non allettante

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 ?
His mouth was full of teeth in a white row, fearful and daunting, and upon his grim brow hovered frightful Strife who arrays the throng of men: pitiless she, for she took away the mind and senses of poor wretches who made war against the son of Zeus.
Sir,' says Mrs Lammle, raising her eyes to his face again, and quite daunting him with her hardened manner, 'I imparted to you a certain piece of knowledge, to be imparted again, as you thought best, to a certain person.
LOUISE BATEMAN: No I don't think it is for me but for some maybe if not been to a gym before ANGELA CLANCY: I think it is daunting but what you have to think is everyone is there for a reason-to get fit/lose weight MICHELLE PADDOCK: They can be daunting especially when the people around you are so much fitter, it can make you feel self conscious JANE BLACKWELL: Yes especially when you don't know what to do .
Mathew Freeburn, who helped organise the event, said: "It was scary for the adults, so it must have been even more daunting for the youngsters, who showed determination and commitment to complete the abseil.
It's daunting but anything can happen in football," he said last night.
BUNGEE JUMPING IS LESS DAUNTING THAN SWITCHING CURRENT ACCOUNT ONE in eight people would find doing a bungee jump or parachuting out of a plane less daunting than switching their current account provider.
The Liverpool captain said: "It's daunting if you fear the challenge and start worrying and concern yourself with not qualifying; it is daunting, there's no getting away from it.
The Liverpool midfielder said: "It's daunting if you fear the challenge and start worrying and concern yourself with not qualifying; it is daunting, there's no getting away from it.
Summary: London: England made a cautious start to their second innings after being set a daunting .
It was a tough role to play, just tricky because everyone knows him and he has been such a formidable presence in our living rooms through the years and probably the most famous director of all time - so it was daunting," the Oscar award-winner added.
The PM replied: "Not daunting surely for someone who was a chartered accountant?
The duo, who both work for Travel Management Group (TMG) in Leamington Spa, will be jogging into unknown territory when they take on the daunting challenge on April 17.