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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
zastrašující
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.
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