Daunt Daunt (d[add]nt; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Daunted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Daunting}.] [OF. danter, F. dompter to tame, subdue, fr. L. domitare, v. intens. of domare to tame. See {Tame}.] 1. To overcome; to conquer. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. To repress or subdue the courage of; to check by fear of danger; to cow; to intimidate; to dishearten. [1913 Webster]

Some presences daunt and discourage us. --Glanvill.

Syn: To dismay; appall. See {Dismay}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • daunted — un·daunted; …   English syllables

  • daunted — Synonyms and related words: affrighted, afraid, alarmed, chicken, chickenhearted, consternated, coward, cowardly, cowed, dismayed, disquieted, fainthearted, fearful, frightened, funking, funky, henhearted, in a fright, in a funk, intimidated,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • daunted — dɔːnt v. intimidate, frighten …   English contemporary dictionary

  • daunted — undated …   Anagrams dictionary

  • daunted — adj 1. dismayed, intimidated, cowed, unnerved, unmanned, disheartened, overawed, subdued, overcome, demoralized, Inf. broken, Inf. psyched out; fearful, afraid, frightened, terrified, tim id, timorous, cowardly, appalled, alarmed. 2. deterred,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • daunted — adjective caused to show discomposure refused to be fazed by the objections • Syn: ↑bothered, ↑fazed • Similar to: ↑discomposed …   Useful english dictionary

  • nothing daunted — formal phrase not made less confident or hopeful in any way Thesaurus: confident and proudsynonym Main entry: daunt * * * I without having been made fearful or apprehensive nothing daunte …   Useful english dictionary

  • nothing daunted — British & Australian, formal if you continue to do something, nothing daunted, you are not worried about problems you have with it. I ve had three letters of refusal but, nothing daunted, I m writing a fourth application …   New idioms dictionary

  • be daunted — index fear Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • nothing daunted — formal not made less confident or hopeful in any way …   English dictionary

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