What is another word for daunting?

Pronunciation: [dˈɔːntɪŋ] (IPA)

Daunting is an adjective used to describe situations or tasks that might seem difficult or intimidating. However, there are several synonyms for the word "daunting" that can be used in different contexts. Some common synonyms are intimidating, challenging, unnerving, daunting, formidable, overwhelming, and Herculean. "Intimidating" and "challenging" can be used to describe situations that require great effort, skill, or expertise. "Unnerving" and "daunting" are used to describe situations that are unsettling or cause anxiety. "Formidable" and "overwhelming" can be used to describe something that is difficult to overcome. Lastly, "Herculean" is used to describe daunting or difficult tasks that require great strength or effort.

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Usage examples for Daunting

He still thought of railway engines as big, blundering animals, with wills of their own, and of Plymouth as a town rendered insecure by their vagaries; but the idea that its roofs covered girls dressed up like boys and policemen on slides was new to him, and pleasant on the whole, though daunting.
"The Ship of Stars"
Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
It's not dangerous in the least; a bit daunting, perhaps.
"The Ship of Stars"
Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The future hides in it Gladness and sorrow; We press still thorow, Nought that abides in it daunting us,-onward!
"A Cotswold Village"
J. Arthur Gibbs

Famous quotes with Daunting

  • Like anyone who goes to college, you're leaving a familiar surrounding and a comfortable environment and your friends and everything, and you're starting fresh. It can be pretty daunting.
    Jason Biggs
  • At first it was a bit daunting, but once I started to do it, the more I got into it, the more I started enjoying it and being able to say things lyrically that I would normally have to say musically.
    Jimmy Chamberlin
  • Often times when you face such an overwhelming challenge as global climate change, it can be somewhat daunting - it's kind of like trying to lose weight, which I know something about.
    Hillary Clinton
  • Dealing with poetry is a daunting task, simply because the reason one does it as an editor at all is because one is constantly coming to terms with one's own understanding of how to understand the world.
    Peter Davison
  • To know that everything we say and do to this new little human being may have a profound effect on him or her is a daunting obligation.
    Gloria Estefan

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