dismay[ dis-mey ]SEE DEFINITION OF dismay
Synonyms for dismay
- blue funk
- cold feet
- the blahs
Antonyms for dismay
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISMAY
The other canon shook his head in dismay at such arrant folly.
They are barren, till the imagination has tenanted them with possibilities of danger and dismay.
Harriett had a little shock of dismay and resentment, hating change.
Sidney examined with some dismay the elaborate negligee garments in her hand.
He took chances and got away with them, laughing at the girl's gasps of dismay.
Dismay at the relief this gave her brought the dimples into her cheeks.
Nothing could equal his astonishment and dismay when he was told the news.
Then why this feeling of dismay when he wanted to be only glad?
The dismay and the scorn of Mr Verloc found vent in an attempt at levity.
The dismay of the thwarted pickpockets may be better imagined than described.
late 13c., dismaien, from Old French *desmaier (attested only in past participle dismaye), from Latin de- intensive prefix + Old French esmaier "to trouble, disturb," from Vulgar Latin *exmagare "divest of power or ability" (source of Italian smagare "to weaken, dismay, discourage"), from ex- (see ex-) + Germanic stem *mag- "power, ability" (cf. Old High German magen "to be powerful or able;" see may (v.)). Spanish desmayer "to be dispirited" is a loan word from Old French. Related: Dismayed; dismaying.