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Wordnet 3.0


1. struck with fear, dread, or consternation;
[syn: aghast(p), appalled, dismayed, shocked]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dismay \Dis*may"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dismayed; p. pr. & vb. n. Dismaying.] [OE. desmaien, dismaien, OF. esmaier; pref. es- (L. ex) + OHG. magan to be strong or able; akin to E. may. In English the pref. es- was changed to dis- (L. dis-). See May, v. i.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] Be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed. --Josh. i. 9. [1913 Webster] What words be these? What fears do you dismay? --Fairfax. [1913 Webster] 2. To render lifeless; to subdue; to disquiet. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Do not dismay yourself for this. --Spenser. Syn: To terrify; fright; affright; frighten; appall; daunt; dishearthen; dispirit; discourage; deject; depress. -- To Dismay, Daunt, Appall. Dismay denotes a state of deep and gloomy apprehension. To daunt supposes something more sudden and startling. To appall is the strongest term, implying a sense of terror which overwhelms the faculties. [1913 Webster] So flies a herd of beeves, that hear, dismayed, The lions roaring through the midnight shade. --Pope. [1913 Webster] Jove got such heroes as my sire, whose soul No fear could daunt, nor earth nor hell control. --Pope. [1913 Webster] Now the last ruin the whole host appalls; Now Greece has trembled in her wooden walls. --Pope. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

dismayed adj 1: struck with fear, dread, or consternation [syn: aghast(p), appalled, dismayed, shocked]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

83 Moby Thesaurus words for "dismayed": abashed, abroad, adrift, affrighted, afraid, agape, alarmed, astray, at sea, bewildered, bothered, chicken, chickenhearted, clueless, confounded, confused, consternated, coward, cowardly, cowed, daunted, discomfited, discomposed, disconcerted, disoriented, disquieted, distracted, distraught, disturbed, dumbfounded, embarrassed, fainthearted, fazed, fearful, frightened, funking, funky, guessing, henhearted, in a fix, in a fright, in a funk, in a maze, in a pickle, in a scrape, in a stew, intimidated, lily-livered, lost, mazed, milk-livered, milksoppish, milksoppy, mousy, off the track, overtimid, overtimorous, overwhelmed, panic-prone, panicky, perturbed, pigeonhearted, put-out, rabbity, rattled, shocked, sissified, sissy, soft, startled, thunderstruck, timid, timorous, turned around, unmanly, unmanned, upset, weak, weak-kneed, weakhearted, white-livered, without a clue, yellow