Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun dismay

2 senses of dismay

Sense 1
discouragement, disheartenment, dismay -- (the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles)
       => despair -- (the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well; "they moaned in despair and dismay"; "one harsh word would send her into the depths of despair")

Sense 2
alarm, dismay, consternation -- (fear resulting from the awareness of danger)
       => fear, fearfulness, fright -- (an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb dismay

2 senses of dismay

Sense 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")
       => discourage -- (deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged)

Sense 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")
       => frighten, fright, scare, affright -- (cause fear in; "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"; "Ghosts could never affright her")

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