A sudden or complete loss of courage and firmness in the face of trouble or danger; overwhelming and disabling terror; a sinking of the spirits; consternation. (noun)
Condition fitted to dismay; ruin. (noun)
To disable with alarm or apprehensions; to depress the spirits or courage of; to deprive of firmness and energy through fear; to daunt; to appall; to terrify. (verb)
To render lifeless; to subdue; to disquiet. (verb)
To take dismay or fright; to be filled with dismay. (verb)
Examples of word dismay
So one day IÂ´m working on the inland side of the house and I hear this shouting in dismay from the ocean side so I walked through the house and there was my wife shouting at the sea, Just shut the hell up will you?
While New York celebrated this win, Carolina defenseman Mike Commodore watched in dismay from the penalty box.
As he ate he spoke, and his first words provoked an exclamation of dismay from the Frenchman, which was hastily smothered with a murmured apology, and then Diana became aware that others had come into the room.
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Tolteca chuckled, recalling their dismay when he announced that this trip would be on shank's mare.