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  Definition of dismay
  1. fear resulting from the awareness of danger
  2. the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles
  3. fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised; "I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview"; "The news of the executions horrified us"
  4. lower someone''s spirits; make downhearted; "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child''s health demoralizes her"
Similar Words: alarm, consternation, discouragement, disheartenment, appal, appall, horrify, depress, deject, cast down, get down, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise

 

Hyponyms: intimidation, shock, chill

 

Attributes: alarming, unalarming

 

Derivational Morphology: alarm, appal, appall, horrify, alert, depress, deject, cast down, get down, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise, dishearten, put off, discourage, horror, alarmist, consternation, demoralization, demoralisation, discouragement, disheartenment, dejection, sedative, sedative drug, depressant, downer

 

 
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