daunt (daunts, present participle daunting; past and past participle daunted)
- (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: [...]
- (transitive) To overwhelm.
- French: décourager, intimider, démonter
- German: abschrecken, entmutigen, einschüchtern
- Italian: scoraggiare, intimidire
- Portuguese: desencorajar, desaconselhar
- Spanish: descorazonar, intimidar, amedrentar, amilanar
- German: überwältigen
- Spanish: agobiar