Associations to the word «Dismay»


DISMAY, noun. A sudden or complete loss of courage and firmness in the face of trouble or danger; overwhelming and disabling terror; a sinking of the spirits; consternation.
DISMAY, noun. Condition fitted to dismay; ruin.
DISMAY, verb. To disable with alarm or apprehensions; to depress the spirits or courage of; to deprive of firmness and energy through fear; to daunt; to appall; to terrify.
DISMAY, verb. To render lifeless; to subdue; to disquiet.
DISMAY, verb. To take dismay or fright; to be filled with dismay.

Dictionary definition

DISMAY, noun. The feeling of despair in the face of obstacles.
DISMAY, noun. Fear resulting from the awareness of danger.
DISMAY, verb. Lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her".
DISMAY, verb. 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".

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