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English noun: dismay

1. dismay (feeling) the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles


Synonymsdiscouragement, disheartenment


Broader (hypernym)despair


Narrower (hyponym)intimidation

2. dismay (feeling) fear resulting from the awareness of danger


Synonymsalarm, consternation


Broader (hypernym)fear, fearfulness, fright


Attributealarming, unalarming


English verb: dismay

1. dismay (emotion) lower someone's spirits; make downhearted


SamplesThese news depressed her.
The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her.


ExamplesThe bad news will dismay him, The performance is likely to dismay Sue


Synonymscast down, deject, demoralise, demoralize, depress, dispirit, get down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)discourage


Narrower (hyponym)chill


Antonymselate, intoxicate, uplift, lift up, pick up

2. dismay (emotion) fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised


SamplesI was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview.
The news of the executions horrified us.


ExamplesThe bad news will dismay him, The performance is likely to dismay Sue


Synonymsalarm, appal, appall, horrify


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)affright, fright, frighten, scare


Narrower (hyponym)shock









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