Definition of dismay :
1. Condition fitted to dismay; ruin.
2. Loss of courage and firmness through fear; overwhelming and disabling terror; a sinking of the spirits; consternation.
3. 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.
4. To render lifeless; to subdue; to disquiet.
5. To take dismay or fright; to be filled with dismay.
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alarm (part of speech: verb)
dismay (part of speech: noun)
deject (part of speech: verb)
- " I look forward to holidays with dismay. - "A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version"", François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh.
- The girls looked at each other with a sort of amused dismay. - "The Girl Aviators' Motor Butterfly", Margaret Burnham.
- Velo looked eagerly and gave a cry of dismay. - "Shelled by an Unseen Foe", James Fiske.