V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: to frighten or intimidate
Synonyms: frighten, dismay, frustrate, discourage, subdue
Antonyms: hearten, arouse, encourage
Tips: The related adjective daunting refers to a task that is intimidating, while undaunted usually describes a person who is not intimidated or discouraged by the daunting task.
She would not allow herself to be daunted by the difficult task at hand, and remained resolute to finish her job. (discouraged)
Although the new project seemed daunting at first, it actually turned out to be quite easy. (frustrating, frightening) adjective
The comedian was undaunted by the lack of laughter and continued his stand-up routine with a smile on his face. (not dismayed, not discouraged) adjective
It was impossible to daunt her enthusiasm, even with harsh criticism. (discourage, subdue)
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