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daunting Explained

daunting at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


daunting at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj frightening in a way that makes you feel less confident// --The trip seemed rather daunting for a young girl.// --He's got the daunting task of following in Ferguson's footsteps.// --the daunting prospect of asking for a loan//

Daunting at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Daunt \Daunt\, 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.]

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

Some presences daunt and discourage us. --Glanvill.

Syn: To dismay; appall. See {Dismay}.

daunting at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj : discouraging through fear [syn: {intimidating}]

daunting at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈdɔːntɪŋ(g)


  • Inter: present participle of » daunt


    Inter: en-ad » j

  • discouraging, inspiring fear
    1. overwhelming, intimidatingly impressive

      Related terms

      * dauntingly

  • dauntless


    Inter: trans-top » discouraging, inspiring fear
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|beangstigend, Inter: t+ » nl|intimiderend, Inter: t+ » nl|ontmoedigend
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|pelottava
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|décourageant, Inter: t+ » fr|intimidant

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|abschreckend, Inter: t- » de|beängstigend, Inter: t- » de|einschüchternd
    • Turkish: Inter: t- » tr|göz korkutucu

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » overwhelming, intimidatingly impressive
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|intimiderend, Inter: t+ » nl|overweldigend, Inter: t+ » nl|indrukwekkend
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|musertava
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|colossal, Inter: t+ » fr|titanesque, Inter: t+ » fr|monumental

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t- » de|entmutigend
  • Turkish: Inter: t- » tr|sindirici, Inter: t- » tr|cesaret kırıcı

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » sk: hrozny, strasny

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: de » daunting
    Translation: et » daunting
    Translation: fr » daunting
    Translation: hu » daunting
    Translation: no » daunting
    Translation: pt » daunting
    Translation: fi » daunting
    Translation: sv » daunting
    Translation: vi » daunting
    Translation: zh » daunting