daunt

  • 1 daunt — daunt·ing·ly; daunt·less; daunt·less·ly; daunt·less·ness; un·daunt·able; un·daunt·ed·ly; un·daunt·ed·ness; daunt; …

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  • 2 Daunt — (d[add]nt; 277), 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.] [1913 Webster] 2. To repress or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 daunt´er — daunt «dnt, dahnt», transitive verb. 1. to frighten; overcome with fear: »Danger did not daunt the hero. SYNONYM(S): intimidate, cow. 2. to discourage; lessen the courage of: »Not daunted by his first failure, he tried again. SYNONYM(S): dismay,… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 4 daunt — index browbeat, discourage, dissuade, frighten, intimidate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5 daunt — [do:nt US do:nt] v [T usually passive] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: danter, from Latin domitare to train (something) so that it obeys ] 1.) to make someone feel afraid or less confident about something ▪ He felt utterly daunted by the… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 daunt — [ dɔnt ] verb transitive often passive if something daunts you, it makes you worried because you think it will be very difficult or dangerous to do: I admit I m daunted by the job, but I m going to try my best. nothing daunted FORMAL not made… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 7 daunt — c.1300, to vanquish, from O.Fr. danter, variant of donter (12c., Mod.Fr. dompter) be afraid of, fear, doubt; control, restrain, from L. domitare, frequentative of domare to tame (see TAME (Cf. tame)). Sense of to intimidate is from late 15c.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 daunt — appall, *dismay, horrify Analogous words: cow, *intimidate, browbeat: discomfit, disconcert, faze (see EMBARRASS): foil, thwart, baffle (see FRUSTRATE): *frighten, alarm, scare, terrify Contrasted words: rally, rouse, arouse, * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 daunt — [v] frighten, alarm appall, baffle, browbeat, bully, consternate, cow, deter, discourage, dishearten, dismay, dispirit, foil, horrify, intimidate, overawe, put off*, scare, shake, subdue, terrify, thwart; concepts 7,19 Ant. aid, assist, embolden …

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  • 10 daunt — ► VERB (usu. be daunted) ▪ cause to feel intimidated or apprehensive. DERIVATIVES daunting adjective. ORIGIN Old French danter, from Latin domare to tame …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 daunt — [dônt, dänt] vt. [ME daunten < OFr danter, donter < L domitare, to tame, freq. of domare, TAME] to make discouraged; intimidate; dishearten SYN. DISMAY …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 daunt — UK [dɔːnt] / US [dɔnt] verb [transitive, often passive] Word forms daunt : present tense I/you/we/they daunt he/she/it daunts present participle daunting past tense daunted past participle daunted if something daunts you, it makes you worried… …

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  • 13 daunt — [[t]dɔnt, dɑnt[/t]] v. t. 1) intimidate 2) to dishearten: Don t be daunted by the work[/ex] • Etymology: 1250–1300; OF danter < L domitāre to tame daunt′ing•ly, adv. daunt′ing•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 daunt — dauntingly, adv. dauntingness, n. /dawnt, dahnt/, v.t. 1. to overcome with fear; intimidate: to daunt one s adversaries. 2. to lessen the courage of; dishearten: Don t be daunted by the amount of work still to be done. [1250 1300; ME da(u)nten <… …

    Universalium

  • 15 daunt — verb wintry conditions did not daunt the runners Syn: discourage, deter, demoralize, put off, dishearten, dispirit; intimidate, abash, take aback, throw, cow, overawe, awe, frighten, scare, unman, dismay, disconcert …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 daunt — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French danter, daunter, from Latin domitare to tame, frequentative of domare more at tame Date: 14th century to lessen the courage of ; cow, subdue Synonyms: see dismay …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 daunt — verb /dɔːnt,dɔnt,dɑnt/ a) To discourage, intimidate. b) To overwhelm …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 daunt — Synonyms and related words: admonish, alarm, appall, awe, baffle, beat down, break, browbeat, bulldoze, bully, castrate, caution, clamp down on, coerce, compel, cow, cry out against, despotize, deter, discomfit, disconcert, discourage, dishearten …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 daunt — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. intimidate, cow, dismay, discourage. See fear, dejection. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. dismay, appall, horrify, frighten; see dismay , frighten 1 . See Synonym Study at dismay . III (Roget s 3… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 daunt — see TAME …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins