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Synonyms for daunt
dɔnt, dɑntdaunt

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. daunt

    Any sense of inferiority abashes, with or without the sense of wrong. The poor are abashed at the splendor of wealth, the ignorant at the learning of the wise. "I might have been abashed by their authority." Gladstone Homeric Synchron., p. 72. [Harper & Bros. '76.] To confuse is to bring into a state of mental bewilderment; to confound is to overwhelm the mental faculties; to daunt is to subject to a certain degree of fear. Embarrass is a strong word, signifying primarily hamper, hinder, impede. A solitary thinker may be confused by some difficulty in a subject, or some mental defect; one is embarrassed in the presence of others, and because of their presence. Confusion is of the intellect, embarrassment of the feelings. A witness may be embarrassed by annoying personalities, so as to become confused in statements. To mortify a person is to bring upon him a painful sense of humiliation, whether because of his own or another's fault or failure. A pupil is confused by a perplexing question, a general confounded by overwhelming defeat. A hostess is discomposed by the tardiness of guests, a speaker disconcerted by a failure of memory. The criminal who is not abashed at detection may be daunted by the officer's weapon. Sudden joy may bewilder, but will not abash. The true worshiper is humbled rather than abashed before God. The parent is mortified by the child's rudeness, the child abashed at the parent's reproof. The embarrassed speaker finds it difficult to proceed. The mob is overawed by the military, the hypocrite shamed by exposure. "A man whom no denial, no scorn could abash." Fielding Amelia bk. iii, ch. 9, p. 300. [Bell & Sons '71.] Compare CHAGRIN; HINDER.

    Synonyms:
    abash, bewilder, chagrin, confound, confuse, discompose, disconcert, dishearten, embarrass, humble, humiliate, mortify, overawe, shame

    Antonyms:
    animate, buoy, cheer, embolden, encourage, inspirit, rally, uphold

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. daunt

    Synonyms:
    terrify, scare, frighten, cow, dishearten, appall, intimidate, confront

    Antonyms:
    countenance, encourage, rally, inspirit

Princeton's WordNet

  1. daunt, dash, scare off, pall, frighten off, scare away, frighten away, scareverb

    cause to lose courage

    "dashed by the refusal"

    Synonyms:
    weary, dull, shoot, scoot, pall, cloy, flash, fatigue, scare, fright, affright, scare off, frighten, tire, frighten away, scud, jade, die, become flat, scare away, crash, frighten off, dart, dash, smash

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  1. dauntverb

    Synonyms:
    frighten, affright, alarm, intimidate, scare, terrify, dismay, appall, cow

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dauntverb

    Synonyms:
    cow, intimidate, frighten, alarm, appall, dishearten, scare

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How to use daunt in a sentence?

  1. Steve Gold:

    Nothing about the FIFA case is likely to daunt him, given some of the cases he’s already dealt with.

  2. Eric Adams:

    This is a great opportunity to be a member of this great country, don’t let anything daunt you or take you away from that mission. This legislation is not going to do that. Keep becoming a citizen of this country.


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