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3 definitions found
 for Daunting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  daunting \daunting\ adj.
     serving to discourage, dishearten, or intimidate;
     discouraging; disheartening. Opposite of encouraging.
  
     Syn: intimidating.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Daunt \Daunt\ (d[add]nt; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Daunted; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Daunting.] [OF. danter, F. dompter to tame,
     subdue, fr. L. domitare, v. intens. of domare to tame. See
     Tame.]
     1. To overcome; to conquer. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To repress or subdue the courage of; to check by fear of
        danger; to cow; to intimidate; to dishearten.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Some presences daunt and discourage us. --Glanvill.
  
     Syn: To dismay; appall. See Dismay.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  daunting
      adj 1: discouraging through fear [syn: daunting,
             intimidating]

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