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dismay

dis·may

dismay

 
 
pronunciation:
dihs meI
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: dismayed, dismaying, dismays
definition 1: to trouble or upset the hopes of.
It dismayed her to see her best friend making fun of her.
synonyms:
disillusion, distress, disturb, trouble, upset, worry
antonyms:
delight, please
similar words:
agitate, ruffle
definition 2: to frighten or discourage.
The doctor was dismayed by the sight of so many wounded people in need of his help.
synonyms:
appall, discourage, frighten
antonyms:
encourage
similar words:
alarm, deter, panic, scare, shock, terrify
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: alarm, confusion, or mental distress.
We listened with dismay to the news of the flood.
synonyms:
alarm, anxiety, distress
antonyms:
pleasure
similar words:
apprehension, concern, confusion, dread, fear, horror, panic, terror
definition 2: sudden or total loss of courage or confidence.
The losing team walked off the court in dismay.
synonyms:
disappointment
antonyms:
relief
derivation: dismayed (adj.)