Definition of daunting
: tending to overwhelm or intimidate a daunting task
dauntinglyplay \-tiŋ-lē\ adverb
Examples of daunting in a sentence
Few things are more daunting than having to speak in front of a large crowd.
Shakespeare's plays can be daunting for a young reader.
Origin and Etymology of daunting
First Known Use: 13th century
DAUNTING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of daunting for English Language Learners
: tending to make people afraid or less confident : very difficult to do or deal with
DAUNTING Defined for Kids
Definition of daunting for Students
: likely to discourage or frighten a daunting challenge
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