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.
Recent Examples of daunting from the Web
After two blowout losses, the Lakers faced an opponent less daunting on Sunday night.
That’s to give them and new President Donald Trump time to write legislation constructing a new health care system — a technically and politically daunting task that has frustrated GOP attempts for unity for years.
On Wednesday night, in the do-or-die NL wild card game at Citi Field, the Mets must overcome perhaps an even more daunting challenge: Madison Bumgarner, the most dominant postseason pitcher of his generation.
That's some daunting mathematics, which might explain why Cruz will make A Big Announcement at 4 p.m. today.
Midway across the Pacific Ocean, a young woman had chest pain, which is a daunting complaint if the patient were to require time-sensitive treatment thousands of miles from a hospital.
The daunting responsibility of the novelist is written into Egginton’s story.
Some officials may find the tighter standards too daunting.
You’ll find the migrant experience in James’s sprawling novel, along with other daunting quests.
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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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