Synonyms for dismay

Synonyms for (noun) dismay

Synonyms: consternation, dismay, alarm

Definition: fear resulting from the awareness of danger

Similar words: fright, fear, fearfulness

Definition: an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)


Synonyms: discouragement, disheartenment, dismay

Definition: the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles

Similar words: despair

Definition: the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well

Usage: they moaned in despair and dismay; one harsh word would send her into the depths of despair

Synonyms for (verb) dismay

Synonyms: dismay, horrify, appal, appall, alarm

Definition: 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

Similar words: affright, fright, frighten, scare

Definition: cause fear in

Usage: The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me; Ghosts could never affright her


Synonyms: cast down, get down, dismay, dispirit, deject, demoralise, demoralize, depress

Definition: lower someone's spirits; make downhearted

Usage: These news depressed her; The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her

Similar words: discourage

Definition: deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged