But daunting obstacles—like Ohio and Georgia—remain in his path.
I admitted there was an outside chance it could get made and even get on the air, though the odds are daunting.
At a daunting 832 pages, it was also the longest novel ever to have won the prize.
c.1300, "to vanquish," from Old French danter, variant of donter (12c., Modern French dompter) "be afraid of, fear, doubt; control, restrain," from Latin domitare, frequentative of domare "to tame" (see tame (v.)). Sense of "to intimidate" is from late 15c. Related: Daunted; daunting.