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)

Examples

Why is marriage such a daunting task?

https://www.quora.com/Why-is-marriage-such-a-daunting-task

How to Get Started on an Incredibly Daunting Project.

https://www.themuse.com/advice/how-to-get-started-on-an-incredibly-daunting-project

Solutions to the most daunting, irritating and time-consuming household hassles.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/how-to-make-the-trickiest-household-chores-more-manageable/2016/03/21/7820d662-e7a0-11e5-bc08-3e03a5b41910_story.html?utm_term=.c7eadea8d81c

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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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