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Meaning of DAUNT

Pronunciation:  dont

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  cause to lose courage; "dashed by the refusal"

DAUNT is a 5 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: dash, frighten away, frighten off, pall, scare, scare away, scare off
 See Also: intimidate, restrain



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Daunt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Daunted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Daunting}.] [OF. danter, F. dompter to tame, subdue, fr. L.
domitare, v. intens. of domare to tame. See {Tame}.]
1. To overcome; to conquer. [Obs.]

2. To repress or subdue the courage of; to check by fear of
   danger; to cow; to intimidate; to dishearten.

         Some presences daunt and discourage us. --Glanvill.

Syn: To dismay; appall. See {Dismay}.

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