Origin of dauntMiddle English daunten from Old French danter, donter from Classical Latin domitare, to tame, frequentative of domare, tame
This man's behavior is rather daunting.
An example of daunt is for a student to make a classmate feel inferior in intelligence.
transitive verbdaunt·ed, daunt·ing, daunts
Origin of dauntMiddle English daunten from Old French danter from Latin domitāre frequentative of domāre to tame ; see demə- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present daunts, present participle daunting, simple past and past participle daunted)
Middle English daunten (also, to tame), from Old French danter, from Latin domitare (to tame); compare domare, to tame, conquer
- Internal and external dangers alike, however, failed to daunt Leovigild, who may fairly be called the restorer of the Visigothic kingdom.