Part of speech:
Alarm is defined as a device or call announcing a warning or danger.
To fill with horror or dismay; shock
(Archaic) To frighten; terrify
The definition of consternation means fear that makes you feel helpless.
Anxiety is defined as a feeling of being nervous or worried, often as a result of fear of a possible future event.
To shock or disgust
Daunt is defined as to intimidate someone.
To force (away, out, or off) or bring (into a specified condition) by making afraid
To drive or force by arousing fear:
To paralyze or make numb, as with fear; stupefy; stun
To cause to lose courage or firmness of purpose:
To make embarrassed and ill at ease; make self-conscious; disconcert
To cause to lose composure; embarrass or confuse:
To deprive of courage or enthusiasm; discourage; depress; daunt
To confuse is to make someone bewildered or unable to understand, or to mistake one thing for something else.
To deprive of courage, hope, or confidence; dishearten
An act of disillusioning
Something that perturbs; disturbance
To fail to satisfy the hope, desire, or expectation of.
To discomfort is defined as to make someone feel uncomfortable or to cause slight pain.
To take away the ideals or idealism of and make disappointed, bitter, etc.
Panic means to cause sudden fear or to experience sudden fear.
To rattle is to make a series of sharp sounds, such as metal clacking on a chain.
To shake hands:
To make less intense or prominent; reduce or tone down:
To remove (a door, for example) from the hinges.
Fortuitous elegance; unstudied grace; "” used especially of language.
An encouraging or being encouraged
Freedom from doubt; certainty about something:
A trusting relationship:
To give support to; be favorable to; foster; help
disappoint, fill with consternation
To assure means to make a commitment or promise.
To overcome with consternation; unnerve; dismay
To surprise and disturb greatly:
Something that discourages; a deterrent.
(--- Archaic) To defeat or overthrow (an enemy).
To fear greatly.
To lower the spirits of; dishearten.
lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
To relax and enjoy oneself completely; be uninhibited in one's enjoyment.
To cause to lose spirit or enthusiasm; dishearten.
- Daunt implies a becoming disheartened in the performance of an act that requires some courage never daunted by adversity
- Horrify suggests horror or loathing (or, in a weakened sense, irritation) at that which shocks or offends one horrified at the suggestion
- Appall suggests terror or (now more commonly) consternation at a shocking but apparently unalterable situation an appalling death rate
- Dismay suggests fear or, esp. in modern usage, discouragement at the prospect of some difficulty or problem which one does not quite know how to resolve dismayed at his lack of understanding
Find another word for dismay. In this page you can discover 57 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for dismay, like: alarm, disheartenment, appall, fright, consternation, anxiety, horrify, daunt, frighten, terrify and petrify.