Something that discourages; a deterrent.
The definition of dismay is to ruin the courage of someone.
To make damp or moist; to make slightly wet.
To lower the morale of; weaken the spirit, courage, discipline, or staying power of
To cast down in spirit; dishearten; depress
To confuse is to make someone bewildered or unable to understand, or to mistake one thing for something else.
To affect with or as if with cold.
(Archaic) To put out, as fire; to depress or deject; to deaden; to cloud; to check or restrain, as action or vigor; to make dull; to weaken; to discourage.
To turn (a person) aside (from a course, etc.) by persuasion or advice
The definition of alarm is to warn of danger or to make someone afraid or distressed.
To hinder (progress, an activity, etc.); impede
To retard or obstruct the progress of.
(Obs.) To check or verify (payments, accounts, etc.) by comparison with a duplicate register
Despondency is defined as a state of feeling hopeless or dejected.
To deprive of courage or enthusiasm; discourage; depress; daunt
To force one's way aggressively or by intimidation:
To give support to; be favorable to; foster; help
To infuse life, courage, animation, or hope, into; to inspirit; to solace or comfort.
To keep (a physical object that one has obtained) to oneself rather than giving it back to its owner.
To hold back; restrain:
To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way.
To persuade (a person) not to do something
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
To cause to lose courage or firmness of purpose:
To fill with fear or terror; esp., to frighten suddenly or startle; terrify
To be unwilling.
Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
(Idiomatic) To delay commencing (an action until some specified time or event has passed).
(Intransitive) To provide assistance.
(Rare) To send off; issue officially; dispatch
Depress is defined as to press down, make unhappy or less valuable.
To force (away, out, or off) or bring (into a specified condition) by making afraid
To restrain is defined as to hold back or keep under control.
The act or an instance of dissuading.
(Archaic) To try to avert by prayer
To lower the spirits of; make sad, discouraged, or apathetic; depress; deject
To set against; place opposite, in balance or contrast
To become quiet:
To deprive of manly courage, nerve, self-confidence, etc.
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