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.
'But he was nothing daunted. He painted his face brown and black, drew his cap well over his face, and knocked at the door.
The Danish gentleman, however, was not daunted. He set to work again, and at last Beowulf was published.
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. I am not afraid that the Trojans, who have got over the wall in force, will be victorious in any other part, for the Achaeans can hold all of them in check, but I much fear that some evil will befall us here where furious Hector, who boasts himself the son of great Jove himself, is leading them on like a pillar of flame.
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.