daunt /ˈdɔnt, ˈdɑnt/
Daunt v. t. [imp. & p. p. Daunted; p. pr. & vb. n. Daunting.]
1. To overcome; to conquer. [Obs.]
2. To repress or subdue the courage of; to check by fear of danger; to cow; to intimidate; to dishearten.
Some presences daunt and discourage us. --Glanvill.
Syn: -- To dismay; appall. See Dismay.
v : cause to lose courage; "dashed by the refusal" [syn: dash,
scare off, pall, frighten off, scare away, frighten