Dismay synonyms

dĭs-mā'
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Alarm is defined as a device or call announcing a warning or danger.
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The state of being disheartened; dejection.
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To fill with horror or dismay; shock
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(Archaic) To frighten; terrify
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The definition of consternation means fear that makes you feel helpless.
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Anxiety is defined as a feeling of being nervous or worried, often as a result of fear of a possible future event.
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To shock or disgust
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Daunt is defined as to intimidate someone.
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To force (away, out, or off) or bring (into a specified condition) by making afraid
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To drive or force by arousing fear:
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To paralyze or make numb, as with fear; stupefy; stun
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To cause to lose courage or firmness of purpose:
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To make embarrassed and ill at ease; make self-conscious; disconcert
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To cause to lose composure; embarrass or confuse:
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To deprive of courage or enthusiasm; discourage; depress; daunt
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Bewilderment; distraction
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​(uncountable) A strong, uncontrollable, unpleasant emotion caused by actual or perceived danger or threat.
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To confuse is to make someone bewildered or unable to understand, or to mistake one thing for something else.
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To deprive of courage, hope, or confidence; dishearten
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(Uncountable) The condition of being amazed; overwhelming wonder, as from surprise, sudden fear, horror, or admiration; astonishment.
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The act of disenchanting or the state of being disenchanted
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An act of disillusioning
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Something that perturbs; disturbance
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To fail to satisfy the hope, desire, or expectation of.
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To discomfort is defined as to make someone feel uncomfortable or to cause slight pain.
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To take away the ideals or idealism of and make disappointed, bitter, etc.
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Panic means to cause sudden fear or to experience sudden fear.
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To rattle is to make a series of sharp sounds, such as metal clacking on a chain.
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To shake hands:
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To make less intense or prominent; reduce or tone down:
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To remove (a door, for example) from the hinges.
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To disturb, disrupt or adversely alter (something).
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Fortuitous elegance; unstudied grace; "” used especially of language.
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An encouraging or being encouraged
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Freedom from doubt; certainty about something:
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A trusting relationship:
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To give support to; be favorable to; foster; help
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disappoint, fill with consternation
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To assure means to make a commitment or promise.
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To overcome with consternation; unnerve; dismay
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To surprise and disturb greatly:
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Something that discourages; a deterrent.
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(UK, less common) Alternative spelling of appall.
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To terrify, to frighten, to inspire fright
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(--- Archaic) To defeat or overthrow (an enemy).
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To take something away (keep it away); deny someone of something.
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To fear greatly.
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To lower the spirits of; dishearten.
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lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
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To relax and enjoy oneself completely; be uninhibited in one's enjoyment.
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To cause to lose spirit or enthusiasm; dishearten.
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(American) To destroy morale; to dishearten.
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(British) Alternative spelling of demoralize.
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Synonym Study

  • 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.