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[uhn-dawn-tid, -dahn-] /ʌnˈdɔn tɪd, -ˈdɑn-/
undismayed; not discouraged; not forced to abandon purpose or effort:
undaunted by failure.
undiminished in courage or valor; not giving way to fear; intrepid:
Although outnumbered, he was undaunted.
Origin of undaunted
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English; see un-1, daunt, -ed2
Related forms
undauntedly, adverb
undauntedness, noun Unabridged
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  • But it is time to sing the praises of a dainty, yet undaunted annual.
  • Supporters of the measure say they're undaunted by the setback.
  • They were undaunted by a tropical downpour and the presence of riot police.
  • But for the moment the scientists are pushing ahead, undaunted.
  • He remained undaunted by setback and refused to yield to resistance.
  • Yet she was undaunted by attempts to limit artistic freedom.
  • undaunted, air capture researchers are continuing their work toward demonstration of the technology and commercialization.
  • undaunted, he's working on a method to attach the tags inside the jellies' bells, where they'll be less likely to fall off.
  • Two youths who were friends went together, undaunted by the prospect of an hour's walk to where they lived.
  • Nevertheless, undaunted but running out of space, we'll make this brief.
British Dictionary definitions for undaunted


not put off, discouraged, or beaten
Derived Forms
undauntedly, adverb
undauntedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for undaunted

mid-15c., with reference to horses, "untamed, not broken in," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of daunt (v.). In reference to persons, meaning "intrepid" is recorded from 1580s.

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