Daunt – meaning of the word and examples

To make someone feeling slightly frightened or worried about their ability to achieve something. (Cambridge Dictionary)

To overcome with fear; intimidate. (Dictionary.com)

To lessen the courage of; dishearten. (Dictionary.com)

If something daunts you, it makes you feel slightly afraid or worried about dealing with it. (Collins Dictionary)

To lessen the courage of: Cow, Subdue. (Merriam – Webster)

Make (someone) feel intimidated or apprehensive. (Oxford Dictionaries)


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1 thought on “Daunt – meaning of the word and examples

  1. I love it when a person is interested in vocabulary. So many amazing words are underused, or unused altogether.

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