As verbs the difference between appall and daunting
is that appall
is to depress or discourage with fear; to impress with fear in such a manner that the mind shrinks, or loses its firmness; to inundate with sudden terror or horror; to dismay while daunting
As an adjective daunting is
discouraging, inspiring fear.
* appal (occasionally in Commonwealth English)
To depress or discourage with fear; to impress with fear in such a manner that the mind shrinks, or loses its firmness; to inundate with sudden terror or horror; to dismay.
* Edward Hyde Claredon
- The sight appalled the stoutest heart.
(obsolete) To make pale; to blanch.
- The house of peers was somewhat appalled at this alarum.
(obsolete) To weaken; to enfeeble; to reduce.
- The answer that ye made to me, my dear, / Hath so appalled my countenance.
(obsolete) To grow faint; to become weak; to become dismayed or discouraged.
- Wine, of its own nature, will not congeal and freeze, only it will lose the strength, and become appalled in extremity of cold.
(obsolete) To lose flavour or become stale.
* dismay, terrify, daunt, frighten, affright, scare, depress
* See also
discouraging, inspiring fear
overwhelming, intimidatingly impressive