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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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