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Definition of daunt verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [usually passive] daunt somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they daunt
    he / she / it daunts
    past simple daunted
    -ing form daunting
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  1. 1to make someone feel nervous and less confident about doing something synonym intimidate
  2. 2 She was a brave woman but she felt daunted by the task ahead.
adjective synonym intimidating She has the daunting task of cooking for 20 people every day. Starting a new job can be a daunting prospect.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: daunt