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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: danter, from Latin domitare 'to train (something) so that it obeys'

daunt

verb
     
daunt [transitive usually passive]
1 to make someone feel afraid or less confident about something:
He felt utterly daunted by the prospect of moving to another country.
Don't be daunted by all the technology.
2

nothing daunted

old-fashioned used to say that someone continues or starts to do something in spite of difficulties:
It was steep but, nothing daunted, he started climbing.

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