Thesaurus

dismays

verb
present tense third-person singular of dismay

Synonyms & Antonyms of dismays

1 to lessen the courage or confidence of
  • the imposing climb up the mountain dismayed us even before we got started

Synonyms for dismays

Words Related to dismays

Phrases Synonymous with dismays

Near Antonyms for dismays

Antonyms for dismays

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about dismays

Cite this Entry

“Dismays.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dismays. Accessed 31 May. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on dismays

Nglish: Translation of dismays for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of dismays for Arabic Speakers

Comments on dismays

What made you want to look up dismays? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

May 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a blooming wisteria tree
  • Which is a synonym of exiguous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!