dismay synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term dismay:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. discouragement, disheartenment, dismay(noun)

    the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles

    Synonyms:
    alarm, dismay, 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, dismay, disheartenment

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

    lower someone's spirits; make downhearted

    Synonyms:
    start, write down, unhorse, bring down, set about, get, begin, get off, deprave, lower, demoralise, commence, misdirect, dispirit, get down, debase, dismay, 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

    Synonyms:
    depress, dismay, 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.

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

    Antonyms:
    assurance, calmness, confidence, repose, security

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dismay(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    terrify, frighten, appall, affright, scare, daunt, alarm, intimidate, paralyze with fear

  2. dismay(n.)

    Synonyms:
    terror, fright, affright, fear, alarm, horror, consternation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

consternation, shock, horror, disappointment, despondency, bewilderment, distress, chagrin, discouragement, amazement



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