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")

Antonyms of adj dismayed

1 sense of dismayed

Sense 1
aghast (predicate), appalled, dismayed, shocked -- (struck with fear, dread, or consternation)

INDIRECT (VIA afraid) -> unafraid, fearless -- (oblivious of dangers or perils or calmly resolute in facing them)

Similarity of adj dismayed

1 sense of dismayed

Sense 1
aghast (predicate), appalled, dismayed, shocked -- (struck with fear, dread, or consternation)
       => afraid (predicate) (vs. unafraid) -- (filled with fear or apprehension; "afraid even to turn his head"; "suddenly looked afraid"; "afraid for his life"; "afraid of snakes"; "afraid to ask questions")

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