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Noun: dismay  dis'mey
  1. The feeling of despair in the face of obstacles
    - discouragement, disheartenment
  2. Fear resulting from the awareness of danger
    - alarm, consternation
Verb: dismay  dis'mey
  1. Lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    "The news dismayed her";
    - depress, deject, cast down, get down, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise [Brit]
  2. Fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    "I was dismayed at the thought of being late for my interview";
    - alarm, appal [Brit, Cdn], appall [US], horrify

Derived forms: dismayed, dismaying, dismays

See also: alarming, unalarming

Type of: affright, despair, discourage, fear, fearfulness, fright, frighten, frustrate, scare

Encyclopedia: Dismay