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dismay definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To destroy the nerve or quality of by interesting fear or apprehension.
    • To cause to lose enthusiasm; disillusion: was dismayed to learn that her preferred dancer utilized drugs.
    • To upset or alarm.
    • To disable with security or apprehensions; to depress the spirits or nerve of; to rob or tone and power through fear; to daunt; to appall; to terrify.
    • To make lifeless; to subdue; to disquiet.
    • To destroy the courage or quality of by exciting dread or apprehension.
    • To cause to lose passion; disillusion: had been dismayed to discover that the woman favorite dancer utilized drugs.
    • To upset or alarm.
    • To disable with alarm or apprehensions; to depress the spirits or courage of; to rob or firmness and energy through anxiety; to daunt; to appall; to terrify.
    • To render lifeless; to subdue; to disquiet.
    • To destroy the nerve or resolution of by interesting dread or apprehension.
    • resulting in to get rid of passion; disillusion: had been dismayed to learn that her preferred dancer used medications.
    • To upset or alarm.
    • To disable with alarm or apprehensions; to depress the spirits or nerve of; to deprive or firmness and energy through fear; to daunt; to appall; to terrify.
    • To render lifeless; to subdue; to disquiet.
  • noun:
    • a rapid or total lack of nerve in the face of difficulty or danger.
    • a rapid or full lack of nerve and firmness when confronted with difficulty or risk; overwhelming and disabling horror; a sinking associated with spirits; consternation.
    • state fitted to dismay; harm.
    • losing courage and firmness through fear; overwhelming and disabling terror; a sinking of the spirits; consternation.
    • state suited to dismay; damage.
    • Sudden or full loss of nerve; despairing anxiety or apprehension; frustrated or terrified amazement; utter disheartenment.
    • Ruin; beat; destruction.
    • Synonyms Apprehension, Fright, etc. (identify security); frustration.
    • the impression of despair facing obstacles
    • worry caused by the awareness of danger
    • A sudden or complete reduced courage in the face of trouble or risk.
    • A sudden or full losing courage and tone facing difficulty or danger; daunting and disabling horror; a sinking of this spirits; consternation.
    • state fitted to dismay; damage.
    • losing nerve and tone through fear; overwhelming and disabling horror; a sinking of this spirits; consternation.
    • state suited to dismay; ruin.
    • Sudden or full loss of nerve; despairing anxiety or apprehension; frustrated or terrified amazement; total disheartenment.
    • Ruin; defeat; destruction.
    • Synonyms Apprehension, Fright, etc. (see alarm); discouragement.
    • the impression of despair when confronted with hurdles
    • worry caused by the awareness of risk
    • a-sudden or full lack of courage in the face of trouble or risk.
    • a rapid or full loss in courage and tone when confronted with difficulty or risk; daunting and disabling horror; a sinking for the spirits; consternation.
    • state fitted to dismay; ruin.
    • losing courage and tone through worry; daunting and disabling horror; a sinking associated with the spirits; consternation.
    • state suited to dismay; damage.
    • Sudden or complete loss of nerve; despairing fear or apprehension; frustrated or terrified amazement; utter disheartenment.
    • Ruin; beat; destruction.
    • Synonyms Apprehension, Fright, an such like. (identify alarm); discouragement.
    • the impression of despair in the face of hurdles
    • fear resulting from the understanding of risk
  • verb:
    • To disable with security or apprehensions; to depress the spirits or courage of; to rob of tone and power through anxiety; to daunt; to appall; to terrify.
    • To make lifeless; to subdue; to disquiet.
    • To just take dismay or fright; to be full of dismay.
    • fill with apprehension or alarm; reason enough to be unpleasantly surprised
    • reduced another person's spirits; make downhearted
    • To disable with security or apprehensions; to depress the spirits or courage of; to deprive of firmness and energy through worry; to daunt; to appall; to terrify.
    • To render lifeless; to subdue; to disquiet.
    • To just take dismay or fright; become filled up with dismay.
    • fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly astonished
    • lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    • To disable with security or apprehensions; to depress the spirits or courage of; to deprive of firmness and power through fear; to daunt; to appall; to terrify.
    • To render lifeless; to subdue; to disquiet.
    • To simply take dismay or fright; to be filled up with dismay.
    • fill with apprehension or security; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    • reduced someone's spirits; make downhearted
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To just take dismay or fright; becoming filled with dismay.
    • To simply take dismay or fright; to be filled with dismay.
    • To just take dismay or fright; become filled up with dismay.
  • others:
    • to split along the courage of, as by abrupt risk or insuperable difficulty; overcome with concern with impending disaster or failure; fill with despairing apprehension; utterly dishearten: typically previously participle.
    • To defeat by abrupt onslaught; put to rout.
    • To disquiet; difficulty: typically reflexive.
    • Synonyms To appal, daunt, dispirit, deject, frighten, paralyse, demoralize.
    • is daunted; stay aghast with fear; be confounded with horror.
    • To break along the courage of, as by unexpected danger or insuperable difficulty; overcome with anxiety about impending disaster or failure; fill with despairing apprehension; entirely dishearten: generally before participle.
    • To conquer by abrupt onslaught; placed to rout.
    • To disquiet; difficulty: often reflexive.
    • Synonyms To appal, daunt, dispirit, deject, frighten, paralyse, demoralize.
    • become daunted; remain aghast with fear; be confounded with terror.
    • to split down the courage of, as by unexpected risk or insuperable difficulty; overcome with fear of impending disaster or failure; fill with despairing apprehension; entirely dishearten: generally in past times participle.
    • To defeat by sudden onslaught; placed to rout.
    • To disquiet; trouble: typically reflexive.
    • Synonyms To appal, daunt, dispirit, deject, frighten, paralyse, demoralize.
    • becoming daunted; remain aghast with fear; be confounded with horror.
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