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"
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"
A sudden or complete loss of courage and firmness in the face of trouble or danger; overwhelming and disabling terror; a sinking of the spirits; consternation.
Condition fitted to dismay; ruin.
To disable with alarm or apprehensions; to depress the spirits or courage of; to deprive of firmness and energy through fear; to daunt; to appall; to terrify.
To render lifeless; to subdue; to disquiet.
To take dismay or fright; to be filled with dismay.
Origin: From dismayen, from *, alteration of esmaier, from *, from ex- + *, of origin, ultimately from maginan, from mēgh-. Akin to magan, megin, mægen, magan, mugan, magan. More at main, may.
to disable with alarm or apprehensions; to depress the spirits or courage of; to deprive or firmness and energy through fear; to daunt; to appall; to terrify
to render lifeless; to subdue; to disquiet
to take dismay or fright; to be filled with dismay
loss of courage and firmness through fear; overwhelming and disabling terror; a sinking of the spirits; consternation
condition fitted to dismay; ruin
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dis-mā′, v.t. to terrify: to discourage.—n. loss of strength and courage through fear.—n. Dismay′edness.—adj. Dismay′ful (Spens.). [A hybrid word, from an O. Fr. desmayer—des (= L. dis), and Old High Ger. magan (Ger. mögen) = A.S. magan, to have might or power. See May.]
The numerical value of dismay in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of dismay in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I was just watching with increasing alarm and dismay.
It could be that the tears of joy on some opposition politicians will turn into tears of dismay by the morning.
Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity.
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.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- 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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