Definition for DAUNT

DAUNT, v.t. [In Scot. dant, danton, signify to subdue. In Dan. daaner, Sw. dåna, signifies to faint or swoon. Qu. L. domito, Fr. dompter, contracted.]

To repress or subdue courage; to intimidate; to dishearten; to check by fear of danger. It expresses less than fright and terrify. Some presences daunt and discourage us. – Glanville.

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