verb \ˈdnt, ˈdänt\

: to make (someone) afraid or less confident

Full Definition of DAUNT

transitive verb
:  to lessen the courage of :  cow, subdue

Examples of DAUNT

  1. <the raging inferno didn't daunt the firefighters for a moment>

Origin of DAUNT

Middle English, from Anglo-French danter, daunter, from Latin domitare to tame, frequentative of domare — more at tame
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with DAUNT


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