DAUNTING: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for DAUNTING?

Need another word that means the same as “daunting”? Find 6 synonyms and 30 related words for “daunting” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Daunting” are: intimidating, formidable, disconcerting, unnerving, unsettling, dismaying

Daunting as an Adjective

Definitions of "Daunting" as an adjective

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “daunting” as an adjective can have the following definitions:

  • Seeming difficult to deal with in prospect; intimidating.
  • Discouraging through fear.

Synonyms of "Daunting" as an adjective (6 Words)

disconcertingCausing one to feel unsettled.
His disconcerting habit of greeting friends ferociously and strangers charmingly.
dismayingCausing concern and distress.
The list of complaints was dismaying.
formidableInspiring fear- G.H.Johnston.
The formidable prospect of major surgery.
intimidatingHaving a frightening, overawing, or threatening effect.
Public speaking is an intimidating experience.
unnervingCausing one to lose courage or confidence; disconcerting.
An unnerving experience.
unsettlingCausing anxiety or uneasiness; disturbing.
The finale may come as an unsettling shock.

Usage Examples of "Daunting" as an adjective

  • A daunting task.

Associations of "Daunting" (30 Words)

angry(of a wound or sore) red and inflamed.
The wild angry sea.
balefulDeadly or sinister.
The Florida eagles have a fierce baleful look.
bawlA loud, unrestrained shout.
One by one the children all started bawling.
bellowA deep roaring shout or sound.
He bellowed in agony.
complainExpress complaints discontent displeasure or unhappiness.
You never listen to me Larry complained.
cryUtter a sudden loud cry.
I can t believe I m crying over something so stupid.
degradingHarmful to the mind or morals.
The vicious and degrading cult of violence.
disappointed(of hopes or expectations) prevented from being realized.
I m disappointed in you Mary.
discouragingDepriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action.
A discouraging experience.
forbiddingHarshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance.
Forbidding thunderclouds.
forebodingA feeling of evil to come.
With a sense of foreboding she read the note.
formidableInspiring fear.
A formidable opponent.
frustratingDiscouraging by hindering.
It can be very frustrating to find that the size you want isn t there.
hollerA type of work song originally sung by black slaves in the US that later contributed to the development of the blues.
He hollers when he wants feeding.
howlMake a howling sound.
The coyotes were howling in the desert.
intimidatingHaving a frightening, overawing, or threatening effect.
The intimidating defence barrister.
leonineOf or resembling a lion or lions.
A handsome leonine profile.
menaceA threatening quality or atmosphere.
Africa s elephants are still menaced by poaching.
menacingSuggesting the presence of danger; threatening.
Our officers encountered menacing looks from teenagers.
minatoryExpressing or conveying a threat.
He is unlikely to be deterred by minatory finger wagging.
roarAct or proceed in a riotous, turbulent, or disorderly way-R.A.Billington.
A car roared past.
rumbleTo utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds.
He grumbled a rude response.
shoutPrevent someone from speaking or being heard by shouting.
He apologized because he had shouted at her in front of them all.
shriekA high-pitched piercing cry or sound; a scream.
She was shrieking abuse at a taxi.
sinisterOf, on, or towards the left-hand side (in a coat of arms, from the bearer’s point of view, i.e. the right as it is depicted).
Bar sinister.
snarlAn act or sound of snarling.
Bullets snarled past us.
threateningThreatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments.
Taylor was in custody on a charge of threatening behaviour.
wailUtter a wail.
The wind wailed and buffeted the timber structure.
whineMake a high-pitched, screeching noise.
The dog whined and scratched at the back door.
yellA loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate.
You don t have to yell I can hear you just fine.

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