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Definition of Dismay

Dismay

  1. To disable with alarm or apprehensions; to depress the spirits or courage of; to deprive or firmness and energy through fear; to daunt; to appall; to terrify.
  2. To render lifeless; to subdue; to disquiet.
  3. To take dismay or fright; to be filled with dismay.
  4. Loss of courage and firmness through fear; overwhelming and disabling terror; a sinking of the spirits; consternation.
  5. Condition fitted to dismay; ruin.

Dismay Quotations

Love has its own instinct, finding the way to the heart, as the feeblest insect finds the way to its flower, with a will which nothing can dismay nor turn aside.
Honore de Balzac

Where men of judgment creep and feel their way, The positive pronounce without dismay.
William Cowper

I obviously have a great love and appreciation of jewelry, thanks to my mother, much to the dismay of both my father and my boyfriends.
Ivanka Trump

Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity.
Russell Baker

I probably owe my political dismay to New Labour, but also my growing sense that the satirical shape of human affairs is international and historical, not glued to the tawdry ambitions of a team of politicians who represent nothing but themselves.
Andrew O'Hagan
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Dismay Translations

dismay in Dutch is ontzetten, ontstellen, onthutsen
dismay in Italian is costernazione
dismay in Norwegian is forferde, forferdelse
dismay in Spanish is espantar, estupefaccion
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