daunting

adjective daunt·ing \ ˈdȯn-tiŋ \
Updated on: 18 Apr 2018

Definition of daunting

: tending to overwhelm or intimidate
  • a daunting task

dauntingly

play \-tiŋ-lē\ adverb

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.

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Origin and Etymology of daunting

see daunt

DAUNTING Defined for English Language Learners

daunting

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

adjective daunt·ing \ ˈdȯn-tiŋ \

Definition of daunting for Students

: likely to discourage or frighten a daunting challenge

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