daunting

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adjective daunt·ing \ˈdȯn-tiŋ\

Definition of daunting

  1. :  tending to overwhelm or intimidate <a daunting task>

dauntingly

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Examples of daunting in a sentence

  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.

Origin and Etymology of daunting

see daunt


First Known Use: 13th century


DAUNTING Defined for English Language Learners

daunting

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adjective daunt·ing \ˈdȯn-tiŋ\

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

daunting

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adjective daunt·ing \ˈdȯn-tiŋ\

Definition of daunting for Students

  1. :  likely to discourage or frighten <a daunting challenge>



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