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Another word for dismay

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Verb
  1. To deprive of courage or the power to act as a result of fear, anxiety, or disgust

    See also:

    fear

Noun
  1. A sudden or complete loss of courage in the face of trouble or danger

    See also:

    fear

Another word for dismay

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