What is the meaning of dismay?



  • Lower someone's spirits; make downhearted.
    • usage: "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"
  • Fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised.
    • usage: "I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview"; "The news of the executions horrified us"
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APAWordNet. (2010). dismay. Retrieved May 26, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/dismay/definitions/1270743
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MLAWordNet. "dismay" 23 October 2010. Web. 26 May 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/dismay/definitions/1270743>
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