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Dishearten vs. Dismay

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Disheartenverb

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

Dismayverb

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.

Disheartenverb

To discourage; to deprive of courage and hope; to depress the spirits of; to deject.

‘Regiments . . . utterly disorganized and disheartened.’;

Dismayverb

To render lifeless; to subdue; to disquiet.

Disheartenverb

take away the enthusiasm of

Dismayverb

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

Dismayverb

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?’;

Dismayverb

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.’;

Dismayverb

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

Dismaynoun

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.’;

Dismaynoun

Condition fitted to dismay; ruin.

Dismaynoun

the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles

Dismaynoun

fear resulting from the awareness of danger

Dismayverb

lower someone's spirits; make downhearted;

‘These news depressed her’; ‘The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her’;

Dismayverb

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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