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adjective as in frightening

noun as in intimidation

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That means big-city mayors including Atlanta’s Keisha Lance Bottoms, New York’s Bill de Blasio and Chicago’s Lori Lightfoot face a daunting challenge.

Making a page from scratch affords more creative freedom than social-media and web-hosting sites that let you drag and drop elements onto your page, but it can be daunting and time-consuming.

Executives have moved quickly to support and empower employees while grappling with daunting challenges to the way their businesses operate.

From Fortune

Nonetheless, some media, marketing, fashion, beauty and retail players have continued to succeed in the face of daunting odds.

From Digiday

Even Compound, which is becoming DeFi’s best known platform, has a daunting user interface.

From Fortune

Cold War fears could be manipulated through misleading art to attract readers to daunting material.

The responsibilities of raising children often seem very daunting.

ROME, Italy — Long before Ebola was a household word and a global crisis, West Africa was a daunting place.

And it's that daunting task that is chronicled in Becoming Belle Knox.

Baquet and his evolving leadership team (he has yet to appoint a managing editor) face daunting challenges.

He turned quickly and made off into the woods, followed by a loud, daunting laugh which spurred his pace to a panicky gallop.

The sun was on the rocks and some shone like polished steel, but the gully was in shadow and Jimmy had felt the gloom daunting.

Somehow the quiet and gloom were daunting, but to hesitate was ridiculous and Jimmy went off with Bob.

Rose-pink light touched the high peaks and hoar frost sparkled on the pines, but the stern beauty of the wilds was daunting.

Perhaps it was strange, but of all the animals, civilized man alone was willing to front the cold on the daunting heights.


On this page you'll find 284 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to daunting, such as: alarming, astounding, awful, dire, disheartening, and dreadful.

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