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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Dismay


DISMAY, verb transitive To deprive of that strength or firmness of mind which constitutes courage; to discourage; to dishearten; to sink or depress the spirits or resolution; hence, to affright or terrify.

Be strong, and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed. Joshua 1:9.

DISMAY, noun Fall or loss of courage; a sinking of the spirits; depression; dejection; a yielding to fear; that loss of firmness which is effected by fear or terror; fear impressed; terror felt.

And each in others countenance read his own dismay