un·daunt·ed | \ ˌən-ˈdȯn-təd , -ˈdän- \

Definition of undaunted 

: courageously resolute especially in the face of danger or difficulty : not discouraged

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undauntedly adverb

Examples of undaunted in a Sentence

The firefighters were undaunted by the dangerous conditions they faced. Undaunted, they continued on their journey.

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The Parkland survivors have emerged as undaunted advocates for gun policy reform as well as Twitter and Instagram celebrities. Jeff Barker, Washington Post, "School shootings spur students to write — or text — letters to lawmakers," 28 June 2018 The Parkland survivors have emerged as undaunted advocates for gun policy reform as well as Twitter and Instagram celebrities. Jeff Barker, baltimoresun.com, "School shootings inspire Maryland students to write — or text — first letters to lawmakers," 24 June 2018 What happened instead has been a surprisingly smooth path to Wednesday night’s semifinal against Croatia, as a youthful and undaunted England side swept away a nation’s pessimism. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "England’s Unfamiliar Emotion: Hope," 10 July 2018 But Anderson, now 56 and a grandmother, is undaunted. Nora Krug, chicagotribune.com, "Laurie Halse Anderson, author of 'Speak,' writing a memoir about surviving rape," 12 June 2018 Anything except a happy ending would feel disingenuous for this show, which has an undaunted faith in the human spirit. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "Review: Netflix's wonderful and weird 'Sense8' gets a pitch-perfect ending (and an orgy)," 8 June 2018 Dafoe informs us unhelpfully as an undaunted climber clings to an impossible mountainside. Peter Keough, BostonGlobe.com, "Peak excitement pondered in ‘Mountain’," 24 May 2018 After missing 17 of his first 20 three-pointers in the series, an undaunted Curry pulled up from deep midway through the third quarter, drawing nothing but net. Ben Golliver, SI.com, "James Harden’s Reputation Hangs on His Response to Steph Curry’s ‘Haymaker’," 21 May 2018 And Susan Hockfield, neuroscientist, holder of a Georgetown PhD and former president of MIT, seemingly undaunted, gave an identical address to both ceremonies. Martin Weil, Washington Post, "Washington region has its eighth straight day of rain," 19 May 2018

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First Known Use of undaunted

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of undaunted was in the 15th century

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English Language Learners Definition of undaunted

: not afraid to continue doing something or trying to do something even though there are problems, dangers, etc.


un·daunt·ed | \ ˌən-ˈdȯn-təd \

Kids Definition of undaunted

: not discouraged or afraid to continue She was undaunted despite setbacks.

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