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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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    • Buddy to relish facing Hawks at MCG
      Swans teammates say Buddy Franklin won't be daunted by facing his former AFL club Hawthorn at the MCG. Read more on this news related to 'Daunted'
    • Woods raring to take a swing at reigning champ
      LATROBE boxer Jackson Woods isn't daunted by the task of tackling the reigning Commonwealth Games champion in Glasgow, declaring he is there to win gold. Read more on this news related to 'Daunted'
    • Siberian Murder Suspect Attempts to Eat Case Materials
      A crime suspect detained in Siberia was so daunted by the case materials against him that he attempted to swallow them, officials said. Read more on this news related to 'Daunted'

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