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daunt

daunt

 
pronunciation:
dawnt
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: daunted, daunting, daunts
definition: to lessen the determination of; intimidate; discourage.
He was daunted by the size of the task.
synonyms:
discourage, dishearten, dismay, intimidate
antonyms:
fire, hearten
similar words:
alarm, cow, deter, disconcert, dispirit, overawe, unman, unnerve
derivations: daunted (adj.), dauntingly (adv.), dauntingness (n.)