What does dismay mean?

Definitions for dismay
dɪsˈmeɪdis·may

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. discouragement, disheartenment, dismay(noun)

    the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles

  2. alarm, dismay, consternation(verb)

    fear resulting from the awareness of danger

  3. 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"

  4. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. dismay(Noun)

    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.

  2. dismay(Noun)

    Condition fitted to dismay; ruin.

  3. dismay(Verb)

    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.

  4. dismay(Verb)

    To render lifeless; to subdue; to disquiet.

  5. dismay(Verb)

    To take dismay or fright; to be filled with dismay.

  6. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dismay(verb)

    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

  2. Dismay(verb)

    to render lifeless; to subdue; to disquiet

  3. Dismay(verb)

    to take dismay or fright; to be filled with dismay

  4. Dismay(verb)

    loss of courage and firmness through fear; overwhelming and disabling terror; a sinking of the spirits; consternation

  5. Dismay(verb)

    condition fitted to dismay; ruin

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dismay

    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. desmayerdes (= L. dis), and Old High Ger. magan (Ger. mögen) = A.S. magan, to have might or power. See May.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dismay in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dismay in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of dismay in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Edgar Albert Guest:

    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.

  3. China Resources:

    Over two-third of the board should be eight people...so China Resource thinks this proposal has not been approved, china Resources expresses strong dismay to Vanke announcing an approval of the deal before serious consideration of its board directors' opinions.

  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
  • уплашвам, смут, ужасявам, страхBulgarian
  • zděšeníCzech
  • Ohnmacht, FurchtGerman
  • φόβοςGreek
  • espanto, estupefacción, consternaciónSpanish
  • tyrmistysFinnish
  • mortifier, désarroi, affliger, avoir peur, consternationFrench
  • बेचैनीHindi
  • abbattere, smarrimento, mortificarsi, scoraggiare, scoraggiarsi, costernazione, abbattersi, mortificare, sbigottimentoItalian
  • 狼狽Japanese
  • 실망, 놀라다, 경악하다, 놀람, 경악Korean
  • angstig zijn, teleurstelling, laten besterven, met wanhoop vervullenDutch
  • spaimă, desperareRomanian
  • встревожить, уныние, испуг, тревожить, страх, ужасать, ужаснутьRussian
  • బెదిరిస్తూTelugu
  • ڈرامہUrdu

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