What are some opposite words for dismay?

Antonyms for dismay
dɪsˈmeɪ

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term dismay.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. discouragement, disheartenment, dismay(noun)

    the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles

    Synonyms:
    alarm, disheartenment, discouragement, consternation

  2. alarm, dismay, consternation(verb)

    fear resulting from the awareness of danger

    Synonyms:
    warning device, alarum, warning signal, consternation, alarm clock, alarm, alert, alarm system, discouragement, disheartenment

  3. depress, deject, cast down, get down, dismay, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise(verb)

    lower someone's spirits; make downhearted

    "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"

    Synonyms:
    start, write down, unhorse, bring down, set about, get, begin, get off, deprave, lower, demoralise, commence, misdirect, dispirit, get down, debase, demoralize, profane, appal, swallow, horrify, alarm, subvert, vitiate, take down, set down, dismount, put down, press down, let down, cast down, debauch, appall, depress, deject, pervert, start out, light, corrupt, set out

  4. dismay, alarm, appal, appall, horrify(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"

    Synonyms:
    depress, appall, dispirit, outrage, shock, appal, alarm, deject, demoralise, horrify, offend, scandalise, get down, demoralize, cast down, scandalize, alert

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dismay

    Alarm, according to its derivation all'arme, "to arms," is an arousing to meet and repel danger, and may be quite consistent with true courage. Affright and fright express sudden fear which, for the time at least, overwhelms courage. The sentinel discovers with alarm the sudden approach of the enemy; the unarmed villagers view it with affright. Apprehension, disquietude, dread, misgiving, and solicitude are in anticipation of danger; consternation, dismay, and terror are overwhelming fear, generally in the actual presence of that which is terrible, though these words also may have an anticipative force. Timidity is a quality, habit, or condition, a readiness to be affected with fear. A person of great timidity is constantly liable to needless alarm and even terror. Compare FEAR.

    Antonyms:
    assurance, calmness, confidence, repose, security

    Synonyms:
    affright, alarm, apprehension, consternation, disquietude, dread, fear, fright, misgiving, panic, solicitude, terror, timidity

    Preposition:
    Alarm was felt in the camp, among the soldiers, at the news.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dismay(v)

    Antonyms:
    encourage, rally, inspirit, assure, allure

    Synonyms:
    affright, astonish, terrify, dishearten, daunt, scare, frighten, appall

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dismay(n)

    Synonyms:
    consternation

How to use dismay in a sentence?

  1. David Cumming:

    We note with some dismay the timing of Nissin's acquisition of a stake in Premier Foods. In our view, this does not reflect well on the Premier Foods Board's objectivity and commitment regarding its engagement with McCormick and consequently its desire to pursue maximum value for shareholders, although we believe the 60 pence bid indicated by McCormick is too low, we remain open to a bid at a higher level. We expect the Premier Foods Board, on behalf of its shareholders, to engage with McCormick and pursue this option to the full.

  2. Edgar Albert Guest:

    The timid and fearful first failures dismay, but the stout heart stays trying by night and by day. He values his failures as lessons that teach The one way to get to the goal he would reach.

  3. Phyllis Woods:

    I was just watching with increasing alarm and dismay.

  4. The Bulletin:

    Three minutes( to midnight) is too close. Far too close, we, the members of the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, want to be clear about our decision not to move the hands of The Doomsday Clock in 2016 : That decision is not good news, but an expression of dismay that world leaders continue to fail to focus their efforts and the world's attention on reducing the extreme danger posed by nuclear weapons and climate change.

  5. Cary Elwes:

    Ted Cruz represents, in my humble opinion, the whole fire swamp of Washington, in private they share their dismay at the man [ Donald Trump ], but in public they support everything he does, no matter how insane.

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How to say dismay in sign language?

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