Definition and Meanings for dismay
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Part of Speech of dismay
transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb, noun
Etymology of dismay
Meaning of dismay
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb
- 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.
- to render lifeless; to subdue; to disquiet.
as intransitive verb
- to take dismay or fright; to be filled with dismay.
as noun, transitive verb
- loss of courage and firmness through fear; overwhelming and disabling terror; a sinking of the spirits; consternation.
- condition fitted to dismay; ruin.