Adjective "daunting" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Seeming difficult to deal with in prospect; intimidating.
  1. 'He faces the daunting prospect of up to three different exams in one day.'
  2. 'Don't let yourself be put off, however, by the daunting prospect of a 79-mile walk.'
  3. 'Stepping on court against a four-year-old shouldn't be a daunting prospect.'
  4. 'Making a fresh start once a divorce is finalised will be a daunting prospect.'
  5. 'To follow in her footsteps must be a daunting prospect for any other actor or singer.'
  6. 'Was it a daunting task to make a film about the life of someone who was still very much alive?'
  7. 'Standing motionless for hours on end may seem like a daunting task to most people, but they consider it fun.'
  8. 'Undergoing major organ transplantation is a daunting prospect for anyone.'
  9. 'When Clark was placed with the team, working with a chief superintendent was quite a daunting prospect.'
  10. 'It is a daunting task for any Government to ensure the health of the citizens.'


1. to overcome with fear; intimidate: to daunt one's adversaries.

2. to lessen the courage of; dishearten: Don't be daunted by the amount of work still to be done.

More examples(as adjective)

"wearings can be daunting without caddies."

"trips can be daunting for clubs."

"tasks can be daunting to organizations."

"surfaces can be daunting in barenesses."

"serves can be daunting at peaks."

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