Definition of daunting
- a daunting task
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.
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: tending to make people afraid or less confident : very difficult to do or deal with
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to emit the high shrill tone of bagpipes
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