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verb as in frighten, alarm

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Meanwhile, we and our partners have already evacuated more than 100,000 Afghans and others who feared for their lives under Taliban rule, a truly remarkable logistical achievement under daunting circumstances.

This contributes to the medium’s uniqueness but can be daunting when resources are limited.

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That’s an intimidating number for most of us mere mortals, but, says Asmuth, feeling daunted by the distance is integral to growth in the sport.

For founders, getting their idea from concept to company, or developing a minimum viable product, is daunting enough, but seeking an initial fundraising round brings a complexity that can be especially challenging to manage.

In the book’s final pages, having sifted through a daunting tangle of conflicting accounts and agendas, she arrives at a set of wrenching conclusions about the crime.

No misfortunes could disturb the serenity of her soul, and no accumulating perils could daunt her courage.

He was experiencing a strange new joy of possession, which no possibility of ridicule could daunt.

He declared that no opposition, derision, or contempt, should daunt him.

Even the storm at its height could not daunt such furious riders.

She inspired us with a courage, a power, and a confidence in her and in our cause, which nothing could shake or daunt.


On this page you'll find 63 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to daunt, such as: baffle, deter, discourage, dishearten, dismay, and dispirit.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.