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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. discouraging through fear;
[syn: daunting, intimidating]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

daunting \daunting\ adj. serving to discourage, dishearten, or intimidate; discouraging; disheartening. Opposite of encouraging. Syn: intimidating. [WordNet 1.5]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Daunt \Daunt\ (d[add]nt; 277), 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.] [1913 Webster] 2. To repress or subdue the courage of; to check by fear of danger; to cow; to intimidate; to dishearten. [1913 Webster] Some presences daunt and discourage us. --Glanvill. Syn: To dismay; appall. See Dismay. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

daunting adj 1: discouraging through fear [syn: daunting, intimidating]