Definition of daunt verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    daunt

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//dɔnt//
     
    [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.
 
adverb
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