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.

Usage Examples:

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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