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Synonyms for dismay

Synonyms for dismay

to deprive of courage or the power to act as a result of fear, anxiety, or disgust

a sudden or complete loss of courage in the face of trouble or danger

Synonyms for dismay

the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles

fear resulting from the awareness of danger

fill with apprehension or alarm

References in classic literature ?
Alas," he cried to himself in his dismay, "what ever will become of me, and how is it all to end?
When the general horror and dismay was at its height, the Blackbird himself was struck down with the malady.
He had been surprised at any rate - of this he WAS aware - into something unprecedented since his original appropriation of the place; he had closed his eyes, held them tight, for a long minute, as with that instinct of dismay and that terror of vision.
Rigid and conscious, spectral yet human, a man of his own substance and stature waited there to measure himself with his power to dismay.
he searched it still, but looking away from it in dismay and denial, falling straight from his height of sublimity.
A cry of dismay rose from the Buffaloes as our hero's broad axe-head fell to the ground; and Twala, again raising his weapon, flew at him with a shout.
Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Woodman, who had been sitting in anxious silence, each gave a start of dismay and stared into one another's eyes.
The same night, on their way to the fields, they observed with dismay a light in one of the windows of the house.
The Assassins looked at each other in dismay, holding the handles of the knives in their hands.
At the instant when she was just facing the stairs, he raised his eyes, caught sight of her, and into the expression of his face there passed a shade of embarrassment and dismay.
I am, however, in good spirits: my men are bold and apparently firm of purpose, nor do the floating sheets of ice that continually pass us, indicating the dangers of the region towards which we are advancing, appear to dismay them.