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daunt

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of daunt

  1. to lessen the courage or confidence of the raging inferno didn't daunt the firefighters for a moment Synonyms of daunt chill, discourage, demoralize, dishearten, dismay, dispirit, frustrate, unman, unnerveWords Related to daunt browbeat, bully, cow, intimidate; depress, sadden, weigh; afflict, try; damp, dampen, deaden; distress, trouble; bother, irk, vex, worry; debilitate, enfeeble, undermine, weaken; frighten, horrify, scareNear Antonyms of daunt buoy (up), cheer, gladden; animate, enliven, invigorate; enforce, fortify, reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; assure, reassure; boost, energize, excite, galvanize, inspire, lift, provoke, quicken, rally, stimulate, stirAntonyms of daunt embolden, encourage, hearten, nerve, steel

Synonym Discussion of daunt

dismay, appall, horrify, daunt mean to unnerve or deter by arousing fear, apprehension, or aversion. dismay implies that one is disconcerted and at a loss as to how to deal with something.
    • dismayed at the size of the job
appall implies that one is faced with that which perturbs, confounds, or shocks.
    • I am appalled by your behavior
horrify stresses a reaction of horror or revulsion.
    • was horrified by such wanton cruelty
daunt suggests a cowing, disheartening, or frightening in a venture requiring courage.
    • a cliff that would daunt the most intrepid climber


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