daunting task

tâche ardue/lourde; travail d'Hercule; gageure

English-French dictionary of law, politics, economics & finance. . 2010.

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  • task — [tɑːsk ǁ tæsk] noun [countable] 1. a piece of work that must be done, especially one that must be done regularly: • Scheduling is a key task for most managers. • day to day management tasks • computers that can do dozens of tasks at the same time …   Financial and business terms

  • daunting — daunt|ing [ dɔntıŋ ] adjective something that is daunting makes you worried because you think it will be very difficult or dangerous to do: a daunting task/challenge/prospect: We are left with the daunting task of cleaning up this mess. ╾… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • daunting — UK [ˈdɔːntɪŋ] / US [ˈdɔntɪŋ] adjective something that is daunting makes you worried because you think that it will be very difficult or dangerous to do a daunting task/challenge/prospect: We are left with the daunting task of cleaning up this… …   English dictionary

  • daunting — [[t]dɔ͟ːntɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is daunting makes you feel slightly afraid or worried about dealing with it. He and his wife Jane were faced with the daunting task of restoring the gardens to their former splendour... The move to… …   English dictionary

  • daunting — adjective frightening in a way that makes you feel less confident: It s a daunting task, but we re optimistic. | daunting prospect (=something daunting that you are going to do): the daunting prospect of asking for a loan …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • daunting — daunt|ing [ˈdo:ntıŋ US ˈdo:n ] adj frightening in a way that makes you feel less confident ▪ The trip seemed rather daunting for a young girl. ▪ He s got the daunting task of following in Ferguson s footsteps. ▪ the daunting prospect of asking… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • daunting — adjective Date: 13th century tending to overwhelm or intimidate < a daunting task > • dauntingly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • task — noun a daunting task take someone to task Syn: job, duty, chore, charge, assignment, detail, mission, engagement, occupation, undertaking, exercise, business, responsibility, burden, endeavor, enterprise …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • task — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ awesome, challenging, daunting, enormous, formidable, great, Herculean, huge, mammoth (esp. BrE), massive …   Collocations dictionary

  • task — I UK [tɑːsk] / US [tæsk] noun [countable] Word forms task : singular task plural tasks *** something that you have to do, often something that is difficult or unpleasant My first real task was to prepare for the meeting. routine/daily tasks… …   English dictionary

  • task*/*/*/ — [tɑːsk] noun [C] something that you have to do, often something that is difficult or unpleasant routine/daily tasks[/ex] Ken began the difficult task of organizing the information.[/ex] • take sb to task to severely criticize someone[/ex] Words… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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