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English definition of “daunting”

daunting

adjective     /ˈdɔːn.tɪŋ/ US  /ˈdɑːn.t̬ɪŋ/
making you feel slightly frightened or worried about your ability to achieve something: The country was faced with the daunting prospect of overcoming four decades of division.Discouraging and putting off
(Definition of daunting adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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