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Meaning & Definition of Dismay in English

English

Dismay

/dɪsme/

noun

1. The feeling of despair in the face of obstacles

    synonym:
  • discouragement
  • ,
  • disheartenment
  • ,
  • dismay

2. Fear resulting from the awareness of danger

    synonym:
  • alarm
  • ,
  • dismay
  • ,
  • consternation

verb

1. Lower someone's spirits

  • Make downhearted
  • "These news depressed her"
  • "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"
    synonym:
  • depress
  • ,
  • deject
  • ,
  • cast down
  • ,
  • get down
  • ,
  • dismay
  • ,
  • dispirit
  • ,
  • demoralize
  • ,
  • demoralise

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • dismay
  • ,
  • alarm
  • ,
  • appal
  • ,
  • appall
  • ,
  • horrify

Examples of using

To my dismay, my wallet was gone.