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commonness

Synonyms:

acceptance, averageness, bawdiness, bawdry, chasteness, circulation, cliche, commonality, commonalty, commonplace.
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Correct spelling:
daunt
Definition:
dänt, or dawnt, v.t. to frighten: to discourage: to subdue.-- adj. DAUNT'LESS, not to be daunted.-- adv. DAUNT'LESSLY.-- n. DAUNT'LESSNESS.-- v.t. DAUN'TON, to subdue: to dare. [ O. Fr. danter ( Fr. dompter)-- L. domit[= a]re-- dom[= a]re, to tame.]

Synonyms:

noun
daunt
dash, frighten away, frighten off, pall, scare, scare away, scare off.
dismay
appall, horrify, study at dismay.
verb
compel
browbeat, bulldoze, bully, cause, coerce, compel, dictate, dragoon, drive, foment, galvanize, goad, hijack, impel, incite, mandate, motivate, nag, oblige, press, pressure, propel, push, spark, stimulate, stress, urge.
de-motivate
curb, frustrate, hamper, hinder, impede, paralyze, stifle, throttle, de-motivate.
deject
deject, dismay.
dissuade
admonish, avert, ban, bar, check, chill, dampen, deflect, depress, derail, deter, discourage, dishearten, disincline, dissuade, divert, inhibit, intimidate, prevent, restrain.
emotion
dash, daunt, frighten away, frighten off, pall, scare, scare away, scare off.
frighten, alarm
appall, baffle, browbeat, bully, consternate, cow, deter, discourage, dishearten, dismay, dispirit, foil, horrify, intimidate, overawe, scare, shake, subdue, terrify, thwart, put off.
Examples of usage:
  1. And I had to descend before I had time to look around; but the casual glance I obtained gave me the most gloomy and desolate view imaginable; one, almost enough to daunt the explorer from penetrating any farther into such a dreadful region. – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  2. But that did not daunt him; it would certainly be very good for the two women to be removed from the perilous neighborhood of the Arab capital, and he was firmly determined to take them away with him. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. With regular battle awaiting us outside, this prospect of an internecine strife within the walls began to daunt me. – New-Arabian-Nights by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  4. All of which failed to daunt Robert Stevenson who loved action and adventure and the scent of things romantic. – The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson for Boys and Girls by Jacqueline M. Overton
  5. Suffering and disaster come to us to develop our inventiveness and our courage, not to daunt and dismay us; and we ought therefore to approach experience with a sense of humour, if possible, and with a lively curiosity. – Where No Fear Was A Book About Fear by Arthur Christopher Benson

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