1 lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her" [syn: depress, deject, cast down, get down, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise] [ant: elate]
2 fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised; "I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview"; "The news of the executions horrified us" [syn: alarm, appal, appall, horrify]
- /dɪsˈmeɪ/, /dIs"meI/
- Rhymes: -eɪ
a sudden loss of courage
- To disable with alarm or apprehensions; to depress the spirits or courage of; to deprive of firmness and energy through fear; to daunt; to appall; to terrify.
- To render lifeless; to subdue; to disquiet.
- To take dismay or fright; to be filled with dismay.
- Loss of courage and firmness through fear; overwhelming and disabling terror; a sinking of the spirits; consternation.
- Condition fitted to dismay; ruin.
- Vietnamese: làm mất tinh thần, làm mất hết can đảm
abash, abject fear, affright, agitate, agitation, alarm, anxiety, appall, apprehension, astound, awe, bewilder, blue funk, bother, cold feet, confound, consternation, cow, cowardice, daunt, discomfit, discomfort, discompose, disconcert, discourage, dishearten, disquiet, distress, dread, dumbfound, embarrass, faze, fear, flummox, flurry, fluster, fright, frighten, funk, grieve, horrification, horrify, horror, intimidate, lament, moider, mourn, mystify, nonplus, pain, panic, panic fear, perplex, perturb, petrify, phobia, pother, put off, put out, puzzle, rattle, scare, shake, shock, sorrow, stampede, startle, take aback, terrify, terror, trepidation, unhinge, unholy dread, unnerve, unsettle, upset