UN DAUNTING

daunt

[dawnt, dahnt]
verb (used with object)
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.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English da(u)nten < Anglo-French da(u)nter, Old French danter, alteration of donter (probably by influence of dangier power, authority; see danger) < Latin domitāre to tame, derivative of domitus, past participle of domāre to tame

dauntingly, adverb
dauntingness, noun
undaunting, adjective


1. overawe, subdue, dismay, frighten. 2. discourage, dispirit.


2. encourage.
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daunt (dɔːnt)
 
vb
1.  to intimidate
2.  to dishearten
 
[C13: from Old French danter, changed from donter to conquer, from Latin domitāre to tame]
 
'daunter
 
n

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daunt
c.1300, from O.Fr. danter, var. of donter, from L. domitare, freq. of domare "to tame" (see tame). Originally "to vanquish;" sense of "to intimidate" is from late 15c.
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