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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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 encouraging.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. discouraging through fear


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