Definition of daunt in English:


Syllabification: daunt
Pronunciation: /dônt, dänt


[with object] (usually be daunted)


nothing daunted

Without having been made fearful or apprehensive: nothing daunted, the committee set to work
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  • Carolino did not know English but, nothing daunted, he used an English / French phrase book and a French / Portuguese phrase book to produce a yet to be determined language.
  • The week before's outdoor session was rained off, but nothing daunted the members adjourned to the clubroom where an impromptu portraiture session was set up, with members being put through their paces by Michael O'Sullivan.
  • But he had a big local following and nothing daunted, won a seat on the Council.


Middle English: from Old French danter, from Latin domitare, frequentative of domare 'to tame'.

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