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Synonyms for dismay
dɪsˈmeɪdis·may

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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.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dismayverb

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

    Antonyms:
    encourage, rally, inspirit, assure, allure

Princeton's WordNet

  1. discouragement, disheartenment, dismaynoun

    the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles

    Synonyms:
    alarm, disheartenment, discouragement, consternation

  2. alarm, dismay, consternationverb

    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, demoraliseverb

    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, horrifyverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dismayverb

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

  2. dismaynoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dismaynoun

    Synonyms:
    consternation

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How to use dismay in a sentence?

  1. Brad Avakian:

    Linda had expressed for so long the dismay that Nancy Lynchild and Nancy Lynchild father had given their entire careers to this country and this country would not recognize Nancy Lynchild as a human being in return, nancy Lynchild had gone through the era of' don't ask, don't tell.' Nancy Lynchild had gone through everything you would think a woman had to go through in the military. And this final fight felt like that whole era all over again.

  2. Mike Espy:

    It’s been some time since I worked in Washington and I have witnessed with dismay the continuing dysfunction, i have proven that I can work with everyone as long as the goal is a better Mississippi.

  3. The US diplomat:

    I think many countries' faith in the US as a reliable partner have been shaken by the damage President Donald Trump has done, not just to The US diplomat democracy and institutions, but to multilateral institutions as well, president Donald Trump still has two months in which President Donald Trump can inflict damage( even if temporary). And the reluctance to admit defeat and start a peaceful transfer of power is being noted with dismay by democratic allies and with barely concealed glee by countries like Russia, China, and Turkey.

  4. Russell Baker:

    Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity.

  5. Jennifer Sclafani:

    [ President Trump has a ] predilection for speaking in generalities, these general expressions can be seen as having multiple functions, but oftentimes the president uses them to provoke a reaction in his audience -- of shock, dismay, or disgust.


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  • فزعArabic
  • страх, смут, ужасявам, уплашвамBulgarian
  • zděšeníCzech
  • Furcht, OhnmachtGerman
  • φόβοςGreek
  • consternación, estupefacción, espantoSpanish
  • tyrmistysFinnish
  • désarroi, avoir peur, consternation, affliger, mortifierFrench
  • बेचैनीHindi
  • costernazione, sbigottimento, mortificare, abbattersi, abbattere, scoraggiarsi, smarrimento, scoraggiare, mortificarsiItalian
  • 狼狽Japanese
  • 경악하다, 놀라다, 실망, 놀람, 경악Korean
  • angstig zijn, laten besterven, met wanhoop vervullen, teleurstellingDutch
  • desperare, spaimăRomanian
  • ужаснуть, уныние, тревожить, встревожить, ужасать, испуг, страхRussian
  • బెదిరిస్తూTelugu
  • ความตกใจThai
  • ڈرامہUrdu

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