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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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misdirect, stab, get off, disquietude, solicitude, timidity, cast down, bring down, frustration, disheartenment, tension, start, apprehension, disturb, disquiet, warning device, fear, warning signal, worry, subvert, let down, alarm system, swallow, deprave, despondency, dread, corrupt, depress, get, dissatisfaction, concern, strain, scandalize, shake, unhorse, pervert, pressure, take down, dispiritedness, start out, demoralise, letdown, horrify, consternate, demoralization, discouragement, distress, profane, vitiate, appall, alarm, lower, terror, write down, wound, debauch, get down, outrage, put down, debase, fright, demoralize, press down, misgiving, appal, consternation, alarm clock, affright, commence, hang over, light, set about, upset, offend, despair, devastate, alarum, deject, begin, set out, dispirit, scandalise, set down, dismount, stress.

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