adjective daunt·ing \ˈdn-tiŋ\

: tending to make people afraid or less confident : very difficult to do or deal with

Full Definition of DAUNTING

:  tending to overwhelm or intimidate <a daunting task>
daunt·ing·ly \-tiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of DAUNTING

  1. Few things are more daunting than having to speak in front of a large crowd.
  2. Shakespeare's plays can be daunting for a young reader.

First Known Use of DAUNTING

13th century


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