Definition of daunting in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdɔːntɪŋ/


Seeming difficult to deal with in prospect; intimidating: a daunting task
More example sentences
  • The sight of the massive queue must have been daunting, but you dealt with the situation magnificently.
  • Don't let yourself be put off, however, by the daunting prospect of a 79-mile walk.
  • Stepping on court against a four-year-old shouldn't be a daunting prospect.
intimidating, formidable, disconcerting, unnerving, unsettling, dismaying;
discouraging, disheartening, dispiriting, demoralizing;
forbidding, ominous, awesome, frightening, fearsome, mean-looking;
challenging, taxing, exacting



Example sentences
  • Cut off from the world and supported by a private income, he composed dauntingly huge pieces which were regarded as all but unplayable.
  • Despite her shorts and tee shirt she seemed dauntingly Edwardian and thick-skirtish.
  • It's got one of the most dauntingly bleak and unhappy endings imaginable.
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