• (British) IPA: /dɔːnt/
  • (some accents) IPA: /dɑːnt/
  • (America) IPA: /dɔnt/
  • (cot-caught) IPA: /dɑnt/

daunt (daunts, present participle daunting; past and past participle daunted)

  1. (transitive) To discourage, intimidate.
    • 1623, Iohn Speed [i.e., John Speed], “Harold the Second of that Name, the Sonne of Earle Goodwine, and Thirtie Eight Monarch of the English-men, […]”, in The Historie of Great Britaine vnder the Conqvests of the Romans, Saxons, Danes and Normans. […], 2nd revised and enlarged edition, London: Printed by Iohn Beale, for George Hvmble, […], OCLC 150671135 ↗, paragraph 38, page 424A ↗, column 1:
      [T]hey [the English] valiantly, and with the ſlaughter of many, put backe the enemy: which was ſo farre from daunting the Normans, that by it they were more whetted to re-enforce themſelues vpon them: [...]
  2. (transitive) To overwhelm.
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