daunting daunting  /ˈdɔn tɪŋ/


  • (adj) discouraging through fear


  1. That means limiting the expansion of agriculture, a daunting task as the world's population keeps expanding.
  2. If anything, Pakistan may prove a more daunting challenge.
  3. For starters, Mecham, 63, has a daunting image problem.


  1. Defensemen confident in approach to series

    CHICAGO — Trying to shut down the Chicago Blackhawks is a daunting task for any defenseman. The names alone — Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa — are intimidating. But the defensemen on this Bruins team are not easily scared.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

  2. 'Most Dope' Rough Cuts: Mac Miller Can't Decide Which Pooch To Purchase [Video]

    Squeezing countless hours of Mac Miller footage into only six "Most Dope Family" episodes was a daunting task for MTV2, and as you'd expect, a lot of great moments didn't make the final cut. But don't worry -- they're not going to waste! While you await the series' return, check in with Remote Control each week for never-before-seen video of [...]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: MTV

  3. USA vs. Panama Beer of the Day: 21st Amendment's "Hell or High Watermelon"

    A win tonight makes the tougher, revenge match against Honduras in Sandy, Utah look less daunting. Bottom line: do work, get a result. For today's game day beer recommendation we're going to play a little six degrees of separation.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Philly.com


  1. "Creating jobs has to be a top priority for governments," said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria. "Cutting unemployment and fiscal deficits at the same time is a daunting challenge but it needs to be tackled head on. Despite signs of...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: José Ángel Gurría Source: AFP

  2. "He accepted the enormous responsibilities of the Presidency during a dark hour in our history, fully knowing the daunting challenge he faced," Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said. "No man could have been better suited to the task of healing our...
    on Dec 27, 2006 By: Arnold Schwarzenegger Source: Washington Post

  3. "It's a tough time and its a difficult moment for America and Great Britain and the task before us is daunting," Bush said a day after a bipartisan commission said his war policies have failed and called for a change in strategy.
    on Dec 7, 2006 By: President Bush Source: Guardian Unlimited

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subordinate subordinate
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