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Daunted Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    daunted adj : caused to show discomposure; "refused to be fazed by the objections" [syn: bothered, fazed]
Daunted Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Daunt \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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    * To endure is greater than to dare to tire out hostile fortune to be daunted by no difficulty to keep heart when all have lost it -- who can say this is not greatness - William Makepeace Thackeray


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