un·​daunt·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈdȯn-təd How to pronounce undaunted (audio) , -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.
Recent Examples on the Web Oberman, however, is undaunted, scrambling to set up interviews on a negligible budget from the label, and booking under-the-radar gigs like a vacuum cleaner salesman convention. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Stardust': Film Review | Tribeca 2020," 16 Apr. 2020 Semenya is likely to have several chances to lower her time before the June 29 cut off for qualification for Tokyo and is undaunted at the prospect. Paul Gittings, CNN, "'Supernatural' Semenya turns to 200m sprint to salvage track and field career," 14 Mar. 2020 All are skillful at multitasking and undaunted by traveling economy. Steven Kurutz, New York Times, "Inside The World of Interiors, Condé Nast’s Secret Weapon," 4 Dec. 2019 Some New Yorkers, however, still seem undaunted by the warnings. Tracey Tully, New York Times, "The Wealthy Flee Coronavirus. Vacation Towns Respond: Stay Away.," 25 Mar. 2020 Meanwhile, on the West Coast, the beach has remained much the same: the sun undaunted, tourists strolling the boardwalks, gulls, burger bars, daytrippers, surfers. Laura Barton, The New York Review of Books, "Way Out West," 22 Feb. 2020 And Candace Valenzuela, the undaunted Farmers Branch school board member, has confidently promised to turn out the district’s youngest voters and Latinos in record numbers to deliver a decisive blow to Republicans. Nic Garcia, Dallas News, "Democrats debate which one can finally turn Texas’ 24th Congressional District blue," 16 Feb. 2020 Still, Under Armour and Mr. Plank are undaunted in their strategy. New York Times, "How Under Armour Lost Its Edge," 26 Jan. 2020 Some of the prison-era works reflected Obata’s undaunted love of landscape. Alicia Ault, Smithsonian Magazine, "How Japanese Artist Chiura Obata Came to Be an American Great," 29 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of undaunted

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Undaunted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undaunted. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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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 How to pronounce undaunted (audio) \

Kids Definition of undaunted

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

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