Daunt meaning

dônt, dänt
To make discouraged; intimidate; dishearten.
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To lessen the courage or resolution of; dishearten or intimidate.
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Daunt is defined as to intimidate someone.

An example of daunt is for a student to make a classmate feel inferior in intelligence.

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Origin of daunt

  • Middle English daunten from Old French danter from Latin domitāre frequentative of domāre to tame demə- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Middle English daunten (also, to tame), from Old French danter, from Latin domitare (to tame); compare domare, to tame, conquer
    From Wiktionary