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synonyms for dismaying

  • agitate
  • alarm
  • appall
  • bewilder
  • bother
  • confound
  • daunt
  • disconcert
  • discourage
  • dishearten
  • disillusion
  • dispirit
  • disquiet
  • disturb
  • dumbfound
  • embarrass
  • faze
  • flummox
  • fluster
  • frighten
  • horrify
  • mystify
  • nonplus
  • perplex
  • puzzle
  • rattle
  • scare
  • shake
  • terrify
  • unnerve
  • upset
  • abash
  • affright
  • chill
  • discomfit
  • discompose
  • distress
  • paralyze
  • snafu
  • terrorize
  • throw
  • unhinge
  • foul up
  • get to
  • louse up
  • mess up
  • muck up
  • put off
  • screw up
  • take aback
  • throw into a tizzy
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antonyms for dismaying

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  • aid
  • appease
  • calm
  • clarify
  • clear up
  • comfort
  • delight
  • embolden
  • encourage
  • enlighten
  • explain
  • explicate
  • gladden
  • hearten
  • help
  • inspirit
  • make happy
  • order
  • placate
  • please
  • quiet
  • reassure
  • settle
  • soothe
  • incite
  • assure
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How to use dismaying in a sentence

This danger Garnache, however, was no less quick to perceive, and with a dismaying promptness did he take his measures.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Into the half-year she has put a flattering success and a dismaying failure.
PHARAOH'S BROKERELLSWORTH DOUGLASS
This might be so; but yet, how dismaying and hopeless to him the idea of carrying them into effect!
TEN THOUSAND A-YEAR (VOL. 2)SAMUEL WARREN
The boys wheeled abruptly, only to hear right in front of them a dismaying chorus of ghostly noises.
THE MEADOW-BROOK GIRLS AFLOATJANET ALDRIDGE
We all returned quite late in the evening, and the report of nothing killed was somewhat dismaying.
MEMOIRS OF ORANGE JACOBSORANGE JACOBS
It's rather a dismaying conclusion when it's dragged out in the open like that, and it seems to horrify him.
THE SHORT LIFEFRANCIS DONOVAN
Second, but this one a bit dismaying, that there might be some doubt as to whether or not he would ever leave here.
MAN OF MANY MINDSE. EVERETT EVANS
And promptly she made a discovery so infinitely dismaying that it put the man altogether out of her mind for the time being.
JOAN THURSDAYLOUIS JOSEPH VANCE
Nor did she, apparently, find anything dismaying in the price she was asked to pay for a bedroom with private bath.
JOAN THURSDAYLOUIS JOSEPH VANCE
He had built for himself no card house of illusion, so it did not come toppling down with dismaying clatter.
SEPTIMUSWILLIAM J. LOCKE
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WORDS RELATED TO DISMAYING

  • black
  • bleak
  • dampening
  • daunting
  • depressing
  • depressive
  • deterring
  • disadvantageous
  • disappointing
  • disheartening
  • dismal
  • dismaying
  • dispiriting
  • dissuading
  • dreary
  • gloomy
  • hindering
  • inopportune
  • off-putting
  • oppressive
  • unfavorable
  • unpropitious
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