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- v. Present participle of daunt.
- adj. discouraging, inspiring fear
- adj. overwhelming, intimidatingly impressive
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. serving to discourage, dishearten, or intimidate; discouraging; disheartening. Opposite of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. discouraging through fear
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The vote comes as the new National Intelligence estimate shows Iraq is facing what it calls daunting challenges over the next year and a half.
What makes it more daunting is there is a large cast of characters beyond the team of 8, who themselves need to be shown.
That's like a margin of error for TV ratings -- once again demonstrating how much more daunting is the parameter for success in the broadcast TV world.
Among the several obstacles to formally integrating community health workers into health care teams, the most daunting is a lack of a mechanism in New York State to reimburse for the services community health workers provide.
Objects and images swim around us with ever accelerating speed, and in daunting numbers, so I cannot conceive of the odds against such a chance encounter taking place — unless, of course, our visitor choreographed it for my benefit.
She is described by her lover as ayummah (6: 10); the word daunting conveys the spirit of the Hebrew better than the commonly rendered terrible.
Siegfried in “Götterdämmerung,” though daunting, is singable.
One reason the global-warming problem seems so daunting is that the success of previous antipollution efforts remains something of a secret.
One of the most daunting is the size of our country.
Photo: China greenhouse gas growth "daunting" - U.S. envoy