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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·may /dɪsˈme, dɪz-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·may, v. i. To take dismay or fright; to be filled with dismay. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·may, n.
 1. 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.   --Macaulay.
 Thou with a tiger spring dost leap upon thy prey,
 And tear his helpless breast, o'erwhelmed with wild dismay.   --Mrs. Barbauld.
 2. Condition fitted to dismay; ruin.
 Syn: -- Dejection; discouragement; depression; fear; fright; terror; apprehension; alarm; affright.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·may v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dismayed p. pr. & vb. n. Dismaying.]
 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.
    Be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed.   --Josh. i. 9.
    What words be these? What fears do you dismay?   --Fairfax.
 2. To render lifeless; to subdue; to disquiet. [Obs.]
    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.
 So flies a herd of beeves, that hear, dismayed,
 The lions roaring through the midnight shade.   --Pope.
 Jove got such heroes as my sire, whose soul
 No fear could daunt, nor earth nor hell control.   --Pope.
 Now the last ruin the whole host appalls;
 Now Greece has trembled in her wooden walls.   --Pope.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles [syn: discouragement,
      2: fear resulting from the awareness of danger [syn: alarm, consternation]
      v 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]