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dismay

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Noun dismay has 2 senses
  1. discouragement, disheartenment, dismay - the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles
    --1 is a kind of despair
    --1 has particulars: intimidation
    Derived form: verb dismay1
  2. alarm, dismay, consternation - fear resulting from the awareness of danger
    --2 is a kind of fear, fearfulness, fright
    Derived form: verb dismay2
Verb dismay has 2 senses
  1. depress, deject, cast down, get down, dismay, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise - lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"
    --1 is one way to discourage
    Derived form: noun dismay1
    Sample sentences:
    The bad news will dismay him
    The performance is likely to dismay Sue
  2. dismay, alarm, appal, appall, horrify - fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised; "I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview"; "The news of the executions horrified us"
    --2 is one way to frighten, fright, scare, affright
    Derived form: noun dismay2
    Sample sentences:
    The bad news will dismay him
    The performance is likely to dismay Sue
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