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Definition of "daunt" [daunt]

  • To abate the courage of; discourage. See Synonyms at dismay. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "daunt" in a sentence
  • "Other northern employers were shocked that ex-slaves refused to work in conditions that would not daunt a farmer in the North."
  • ""It is biblical, the tragedy that continues to daunt Haiti," Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said in Hawaii of the Haiti earthquake."
  • "Filter views, custom pane set-ups, and options galore help you keep your TweetDeck experience in check - although the reams of options would likely daunt new users just looking for a way to tweet and read updates."