discouragement, disheartenment, dismay(noun)
the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles
alarm, dismay, consternation(verb)
fear resulting from the awareness of danger
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"
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
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"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
Alarm was felt in the camp, among the soldiers, at the news.
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How to use dismay in a sentence?
A writer draws a road map where readers walk with their love, joy, anger, tears, and dismay. Every story, every poem, has different meanings for every reader.
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.
I was just watching with increasing alarm and dismay.
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.
It could be that the tears of joy on some opposition politicians will turn into tears of dismay by the morning.
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- уплашвам, смут, ужасявам, страхBulgarian
- Ohnmacht, FurchtGerman
- espanto, estupefacción, consternaciónSpanish
- mortifier, désarroi, affliger, avoir peur, consternationFrench
- abbattere, smarrimento, mortificarsi, scoraggiare, scoraggiarsi, costernazione, abbattersi, mortificare, sbigottimentoItalian
- 실망, 놀라다, 경악하다, 놀람, 경악Korean
- angstig zijn, teleurstelling, laten besterven, met wanhoop vervullenDutch
- spaimă, desperareRomanian
- встревожить, уныние, испуг, тревожить, страх, ужасать, ужаснутьRussian
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