un·​daunt·​ed ˌən-ˈdȯn-təd How to pronounce undaunted (audio)
: courageously resolute especially in the face of danger or difficulty : not discouraged
undauntedly adverb

Examples of undaunted in a Sentence

The firefighters were undaunted by the dangerous conditions they faced. Undaunted, they continued on their journey.
Recent Examples on the Web This documentary is a story of war crimes and suffering but also one of startling courage, of the endurance of morality and love in the midst of war, and of undaunted spirit. William Earl, Variety, 21 Nov. 2023 There is, as there so often is in Sondheim, melancholy in the sparkle and vice versa — an undaunted desire to render an ugly world beautiful by making beautiful things. Sara Holdren, Vulture, 23 Oct. 2023 In his Nobel lecture, Mr. Ahtisaari struck an undaunted, hopeful tone that typified his approach to diplomacy. Michael S. Rosenwald, Washington Post, 16 Oct. 2023 But undaunted rivals said the first debate can be the start of a comeback. David Jackson, USA TODAY, 24 Aug. 2023 Nevertheless, Wine’s undaunted courage shines through, as does his blunt message to the West. Michael Ordoña, Los Angeles Times, 28 July 2023 Kardashian remains undaunted by her past stumbles, less-than-flattering moments, or erstwhile businesses that never quite panned out. Jane Thier, Fortune, 6 Oct. 2023 Fans remained undaunted: Many camped in the parking lot the night before in order to be among the first to enter the stadium. Dan Brooks, New York Times, 12 Sep. 2023 Without malice, and certainly without glee, River Notes suggested, if gently, that Floyd Dominy’s world was crumbling, his dream dying, and with it our collective vision of Zion, imposed with undaunted courage and tenacity by generations of Americans upon a land that even God could not tame. Wade Davis, Rolling Stone, 3 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Undaunted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undaunted. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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un·​daunt·​ed ˌən-ˈdȯnt-əd How to pronounce undaunted (audio)
: not discouraged or frightened : fearless
undauntedly adverb

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