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Dishearten vs. Dismay — What's the Difference?

Dishearten vs. Dismay — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Dishearten and Dismay

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Dishearten

To cause to lose hope or enthusiasm; dispirit.
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Dismay

To cause to lose enthusiasm or resolution; disillusion or discourage
"young executives dismayed by the corporate ladder" (Peter Grose).
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Dishearten

(transitive) To discourage someone by removing their enthusiasm or courage.
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Dismay

To upset or distress
"Parents may be dismayed by the mess from sand or paint spread around by the pair or group at play" (Elizabeth Noble).
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Dishearten

To discourage; to deprive of courage and hope; to depress the spirits of; to deject.
Regiments . . . utterly disorganized and disheartened.
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Dismay

A sudden or complete loss of courage in the face of trouble or danger.
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Dishearten

Take away the enthusiasm of
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Dismay

To cause to feel apprehension; great sadness, or fear; to deprive of energy
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Dismay

To render lifeless; to subdue; to disquiet.
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Dismay

To take dismay or fright; to be filled with dismay.
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Dismay

A sudden or complete loss of courage and firmness in the face of trouble or danger; overwhelming and disabling terror; a sinking of the spirits
He looked in dismay at the destruction of the town caused by the hurricane.
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Dismay

Condition fitted to dismay; ruin.
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Dismay

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.
Be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed.
What words be these? What fears do you dismay?
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Dismay

To render lifeless; to subdue; to disquiet.
Do not dismay yourself for this.
So flies a herd of beeves, that hear, dismayed,The lions roaring through the midnight shade.
Jove got such heroes as my sire, whose soulNo fear could daunt, nor earth nor hell control.
Now the last ruin the whole host appalls;Now Greece has trembled in her wooden walls.
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Dismay

To take dismay or fright; to be filled with dismay.
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Dismay

Loss of courage and firmness through fear; overwhelming and disabling terror; a sinking of the spirits; consternation.
I . . . can not think of such a battle without dismay.
Thou with a tiger spring dost leap upon thy prey,And tear his helpless breast, o'erwhelmed with wild dismay.
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Dismay

Condition fitted to dismay; ruin.
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Dismay

The feeling of despair in the face of obstacles
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Dismay

Fear resulting from the awareness of danger
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Dismay

Lower someone's spirits; make downhearted;
These news depressed her
The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her
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Dismay

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
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