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dismay

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of dismay

  1. 1 the emotion felt when one's expectations are not met filled with dismay at not making the finals Synonyms of dismay disappointment, dissatisfaction, frustration, letdownWords Related to dismay crestfallenness, discontent, discontentedness, discontentment, disgruntlement, displeasure; disenchantment, disillusionment; blues, dejectedness, dejection, depression, desolateness, desolation, despondency, disconsolateness, distress, doldrums, dolefulness, dolor, downheartedness, dreariness, dumps, gloom, gloominess, joylessness, melancholy, mopes, oppression, sadness, sorrow, unhappiness; chagrin, discomfitureNear Antonyms of dismay fulfillment (or fulfilment); bliss, felicity, gladness, happiness, joyAntonyms of dismay content, contentedness, contentment, gratification, satisfaction

  2. 2 the state of being discouraged in my dismay I failed to realize that there would be other chances Synonyms of dismay demoralization, despair, despondency, disheartenment, discouragement, dispiritednessWords Related to dismay blues, dejection, depression, dumps, gloom, melancholy, mopes; defeatism, pessimism, resignationNear Antonyms of dismay optimism, sanguinityAntonyms of dismay encouragement


dismay

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of dismay

  1. 1 to lessen the courage or confidence of the imposing climb up the mountain dismayed us even before we got started Synonyms of dismay chill, daunt, demoralize, dishearten, discourage, dispirit, frustrate, unman, unnerveWords Related to dismay browbeat, bully, cow, intimidate; depress, sadden, weigh; afflict, try; damp, dampen, deaden; distress, trouble; bother, irk, vex, worry; debilitate, enfeeble, undermine, weaken; frighten, horrify, scareNear Antonyms of dismay buoy (up), cheer, gladden; animate, enliven, invigorate; enforce, fortify, reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; assure, reassure; boost, energize, excite, galvanize, inspire, lift, provoke, quicken, rally, stimulate, stirAntonyms of dismay embolden, encourage, hearten, nerve, steel

  2. 2 to trouble the mind of; to make uneasy parents who became increasingly dismayed by their son's foundering marriage Synonyms of dismay agitate, ail, alarm (also alarum), bother, concern, derail, discomfort, discompose, disturb, disquiet, distemper, distract, distress, exercise, flurry, frazzle, freak (out), fuss, hagride, perturb, undo, unhinge, unsettle, upset, weird out, worryWords Related to dismay aggravate, anger, annoy, bug, chafe, chivy (or chivvy), exasperate, fret, gall, get, grate, harass, harry, irk, irritate, nettle, peeve, pester, pique, put off, put out, rile, vex; bedevil, haunt, plague; abash, confound, confuse, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, embarrass, faze, fluster, jar, mortify, nonplus, rattle, shake up; daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispirit, unnerveNear Antonyms of dismay allay, alleviate, assuage; appease, conciliate, mollify, pacify, placate, propitiateAntonyms of dismay calm, compose, quiet, settle, soothe, tranquilize (also tranquillize)



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