Synonyms for dismay
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English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 2 votes
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.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote
Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes
discouragement, disheartenment, dismaynoun
the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles
alarm, dismay, consternationverb
fear resulting from the awareness of danger
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"
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, 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"
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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.
Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity.
I was just watching with increasing alarm and dismay.
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.
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.
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- страх, смут, ужасявам, уплашвамBulgarian
- Furcht, OhnmachtGerman
- consternación, estupefacción, espantoSpanish
- désarroi, avoir peur, consternation, affliger, mortifierFrench
- costernazione, sbigottimento, mortificare, abbattersi, abbattere, scoraggiarsi, smarrimento, scoraggiare, mortificarsiItalian
- 경악하다, 놀라다, 실망, 놀람, 경악Korean
- angstig zijn, laten besterven, met wanhoop vervullen, teleurstellingDutch
- desperare, spaimăRomanian
- ужаснуть, уныние, тревожить, встревожить, ужасать, испуг, страхRussian
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