- 1. discouragement, disheartenment, dismay, despair
- usage: the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles
- 2. alarm, dismay, consternation, fear, fearfulness, fright
- usage: fear resulting from the awareness of danger
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- 1. depress, deject, cast down, get down, dismay, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise, discourage
- usage: 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, frighten, fright, scare, affright
- usage: 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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