Definition of daunt in English:
Make (someone) feel intimidated or apprehensive: some people are daunted by technology
More example sentences
- Most of my travels having been to hot places, I was daunted at the prospect of such cold - but the invitation was irresistible.
- The prospect of transplant surgery does not daunt her.
- Even the prospect of getting down to taxing schoolwork did not daunt Amy.
deter, put off, dishearten, dispirit, deject, sap, cow, overawe, awe, frighten, scare, alarm, unman, dismay, distress, disconcert, discompose, perturb, upset, discomfit, unsettle, unnerve, disquiet, subdue;
throw off balance, put someone off their stroke, cause someone to lose their composure, confound, panic, stupefy, stun
British informalput the wind up
- Without having been made fearful or apprehensive: nothing daunted, the committee set to workMore example sentences
- 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.
Words that rhyme with dauntavaunt, flaunt, gaunt, haunt, jaunt, taunt, vaunt
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