daunt definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To abate the nerve of; discourage. See Synonyms at dismay.
    • To abate the nerve of; discourage. See Synonyms at dismay.
    • To overcome; to conquer.
    • to conquer; to overcome.
    • To repress or subdue the nerve of; to test by concern with danger; to cow; to intimidate; to dishearten.
    • To repress or subdue the nerve of; to test by fear of risk; to cow; to intimidate; to dishearten.
  • verb:
    • To discourage, intimidate.
    • To discourage, intimidate.
    • To overwhelm.
    • To overwhelm.
    • cause to get rid of courage
    • cause to lose nerve
  • others:
    • To tame.
    • To tame.
    • To subdue; overcome; overcome.
    • To subdue; conquer; overcome.
    • To subdue the nerve of; cause to quail; check by anxiety about danger; intimidate; discourage.
    • To subdue the nerve of; cause to quail; check by fear of danger; intimidate; discourage.
    • To cast straight down through fear or apprehension; cow straight down.
    • To cast straight down through worry or apprehension; cow down.
  • noun:
    • A fright; a check.
    • A fright; a check.

Related Sources

  • Definition for "daunt"
    • To abate the nerve of; discourage. See Synonyms…
    • View More
  • Sentence for "daunt"
    • Other northern employers were shocked that…
    • View More
  • Same Context for "daunt"
  • Urban Dictionary for "daunt"
    • to conquer with worry; intimidate.the last…
    • View More
284 votes

How would you define daunt?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!