Dismay Synonyms and Antonyms

dĭs-mā'

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Synonyms for Dismay

To shock or disgust
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Alarm is defined as a device or call announcing a warning or danger.
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To fill with horror or dismay; shock
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Daunt is defined as to intimidate someone.
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To cause to lose courage or firmness of purpose:
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The state of being disheartened; dejection.
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An act of disillusioning
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To disturb, disrupt or adversely alter (something).
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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 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 make embarrassed and ill at ease; make self-conscious; disconcert
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To deprive of courage or enthusiasm; discourage; depress; daunt
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To cause to lose composure; embarrass or confuse:
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(Archaic) To frighten; terrify
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Panic means to cause sudden fear or to experience sudden fear.
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To force (away, out, or off) or bring (into a specified condition) by making afraid
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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 rattle is to make a series of sharp sounds, such as metal clacking on a chain.
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The definition of consternation means fear that makes you feel helpless.
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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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To take away the ideals or idealism of and make disappointed, bitter, etc.
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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 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 remove (a door, for example) from the hinges.
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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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Antonyms for Dismay

A trusting relationship:
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To give support to; be favorable to; foster; help
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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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To assure means to make a commitment or promise.
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disappoint, fill with consternation
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Words Related to Dismay

​(uncountable) A strong, uncontrollable, unpleasant emotion caused by actual or perceived danger or threat.
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Bewilderment; distraction
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To deprive of courage, hope, or confidence; dishearten
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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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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 64 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for dismay, like: horrify, alarm, appall, daunt, unnerve, fear, disheartenment, disillusionment, upset, anxiety and terrify.