Daunting is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand daunting (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use daunting in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of daunting, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of daunting, followed by 37 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - discouraging through fear
EXAMPLES - Daunting in a Sentence
- One of the most daunting is the size of our country. (source)
- Photo: China greenhouse gas growth "daunting" - U.S. envoy (source)
- - Google described the process as "daunting," and they're right. (source)
- "Cancer that can't be cured is often called daunting but not hopeless. (source)
- With a name so daunting that no one would want to live there for anything. (source)
- He recalled daunting meetings and telephone conversations with Steinbrenner. (source)
- W. COLLINS: It's kind of daunting, 18 months is going to be quite a long time. (source)
- It's daunting, which is one of the reasons I love the play and wanted to do it. (source)
- Botha, called the task "daunting" as she sat among the avalanche of designs last week. (source)
- In fact, her mom would probably call it daunting, which meant you better get off your butt or else! (source)
- The only downside is that the fine is kind of daunting for people who would like to enter a relevant market, although (source)
- It's not what you would call a daunting task for Manchester United to go there with the ability we've got in our team. (source)
- He described it as 'daunting' but they were successful in adding modern facilities to the 1904 building, done in German (source)
- What makes it more daunting is there is a large cast of characters beyond the team of 8, who themselves need to be shown. (source)
- David Beckham has admitted he found the experience of stripping to his underwear for a series of Emporio Armani adverts '' daunting ''. (source)
- Shirley MacLaine tried in vain for years, and others experienced the kind of daunting challenges that could only be equaled by Amelia herself. (source)
- These recruitment fairs can be quite daunting, which is why my preference when recruiting is with an online One Off Payment Recruitment Agency. (source)
- NEW YORK (CNNMoney. com) -- The U.S. government's fiscal outlook is "daunting" with deficits averaging at least $600 billion a year over the next (source)
- Former Nigerian Foreign Affairs Minister Olu Adeniji said that, however, it will be "daunting" to find out who is responsible for the election crisis. (source)
- 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. (source)
- Plant breeders have been thrown a challenge to equip farmers to produce more with fewer inputs, a challenge that can only be described as daunting, he says. (source)
- Applying for jobs in today's economy can be daunting, which is why Mary Kay Gilson is doing what she can to build applicants 'self-esteem -- one haircut at a time. (source)
- Mr. Paulson also called on the Chinese government to ease access to clean technology and confront the "daunting" task of improving energy consumption and the environment. (source)
- Now, this describes as you noted, a very stark picture of what is taking place in Iraq, describing the challenges, confronting Iraqis as "daunting," describing multiple factors. (source)
- Mr. Paulson also called on Beijing to ease access to clean technology and confront the "daunting" task of improving energy consumption and the environment, as Tom Barkley reports. (source)
- Pakistan went on red alert Friday for extreme flooding in its rich agricultural south, evacuating half a million people from at-risk areas as the UN warned of the "daunting" scale of the disaster. (source)
- It said the federal fiscal outlook beyond this year was "daunting," citing projected deficits averaging about 600 billion dollars per year over the 2011-2020 period even as they were expected to fall. (source)
- The Deep End is based on The Blank Wall, a terrific novel by Elisabeth Holding, a newly rediscovered writer of the kind of daunting chillers Michelle Pfeiffer and Susan Sarandon should be commissioning before sundown. (source)
- Roldan said she inherited budgetary problems from a previous administration, but there are on-going challenges facing the community's only public hospital that will be "daunting" to even the most expert management team. (source)
- i agree with you about book trailers, X. (Mine can be found on my home page at www. louiseure.com) But to see that whole list of to-dos, especially when the column is started by "write book three," is just plain daunting. (source)
- The works of authors such as William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, and Charles Dickens were optimized to be read on the small screen, a challenge the Google Book Search team called "daunting" in a blog post announcing the launch: (source)
- They chatted excitedly as they were brought into court with their mothers and solicitors through a side door, though a barrister for one of the boys claimed the youngster had found the surroundings of the Old Bailey "daunting". (source)
- The US budget outlook is "daunting," with deficits stuck at levels not seen since World War Two, congressional forecasters said on Tuesday in a report that lays out the challenge facing President Barack Obama as he seeks to boost the economy while cutting spending. (source)
- Aircraft leasing specialist Douglas Runte, managing director of Piper Jaffray & Co., said that while ILFC has "an attractive portfolio" of aircraft, the high borrowing costs implied by AIG's larger credit woes, as well as the coming debt payments, are "daunting" challenges. (source)
- WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. budget outlook is "daunting," with deficits stuck at levels not seen since World War Two, congressional forecasters said on Tuesday in a report that lays out the challenge facing President Barack Obama as he seeks to boost the economy while cutting spending. (source)
- Mike Brearley recalls the daunting experience of arriving in Australia for the first time with the England team; Vic Marks explains why Kevin Pietersen will thrive on the abuse he gets from home supporters, and Mike Selvey boldly outlines why England should be favourites to retain the Ashes. (source)
- So, the math going forward for Senator Clinton is daunting, which is why, when you see Senator Feinstein and other comments from the superdelegates saying we're at the point where this might be negative on the party, Hillary Clinton needs to win big in West Virginia, obviously, but her bigger challenge is convincing the superdelegates to not go to Obama. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 37 example sentences provided below is 58.0, which suggests that "daunting" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 21 synonyms for daunting.
appall, baffle, browbeat, bully, consternate, cow, deter, discourage, dishearten, dismay, dispirit, foil, horrify, intimidate, overawe, put off, scare, shake, subdue, terrify, thwart
We have 17 antonyms for daunting.
aid, assist, calm, comfort, delight, embolden, encourage, hearten, help, incite, inspirit, make happy, please, stimulate, support, undaunt, urge
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of daunting from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (verb) Present participle of daunt.
- (adjective) discouraging, inspiring fear
- (adjective) overwhelming, intimidatingly impressive
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) serving to discourage, dishearten, or intimidate; discouraging; disheartening. Opposite of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) discouraging through fear