"dismays" in the noun sense
1. discouragement, disheartenment, dismay
the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles
2. alarm, dismay, consternation
fear resulting from the awareness of danger
"dismays" in the verb sense
1. depress, deject, cast down, get down, dismay, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise
lower someone's spirits make downhearted
"These news depressed her"
"The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"
2. dismay, alarm, appal, appall, horrify
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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