To confuse is to make someone bewildered or unable to understand, or to mistake one thing for something else.
implies a becoming disheartened in the performance of an act that requires some courage never daunted by adversity
suggests horror or loathing (or, in a weakened sense, irritation) at that which shocks or offends one horrified at the suggestion
suggests terror or (now more commonly) consternation at a shocking but apparently unalterable situation an appalling death rate
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 64 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for dismay, like: horrify, alarm, appall, daunt, unnerve, fear, disheartenment, disillusionment, upset, anxiety and terrify.