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Correct spelling:
dismay
Definition:
Loss of strength and courage through fear.

Synonyms:

noun
alarm
anxiety, confusion, stress.
disappointed feeling; distress
agitation, alarm, anxiety, apprehension, blue funk, blues, bummer, chagrin, cold feet, consternation, discouragement, disheartenment, disillusionment, downer, dread, dumps, fear, fright, funk, hassle, horror, letdown, panic, terror, trepidation, upset, the blahs.
dismay
alarm, appal, appall, cast down, chagrin, consternation, deject, demoralise, demoralize, depress, discouragement, disheartenment, dispirit, get down, horrify, humiliation, mortification, shame, vexation.
fear
cold sweat, dread, timidity, tremblings.
verb
alarm
alarm, alert, frighten, panic, scare, shock, signal, startle, surprise.
deject
dampen, daunt, deject, deter, dishearten, disincline, dissuade.
disappoint, fill with consternation
abash, affright, agitate, appall, bewilder, bother, chill, confound, daunt, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, discourage, dishearten, disillusion, dispirit, disquiet, distress, disturb, dumbfound, embarrass, faze, flummox, fluster, frighten, get to, horrify, louse up, muck up, mystify, nonplus, paralyze, perplex, puzzle, rattle, scare, screw up, shake, snafu, take aback, terrify, terrorize, throw, unhinge, unnerve, mess up, put off, foul up, throw into a tizzy.
Examples of usage:
  1. She started back in dismay. – Calvary Alley by Alice Hegan Rice
  2. The boy's eyes were shining strangely, and he was waving his arms in dismay. – The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton
  3. " Looking at me- looking at me-" Penny and her father gazed at each other in startled dismay. – Danger at the Drawbridge by Mildred A. Wirt
  4. But Gerda drew a long breath of dismay. – Gerda in Sweden by Etta Blaisdell McDonald
  5. Amid the general dismay, Augustin did his best to keep calm. – Saint Augustin by Louis Bertrand

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