(Dis*mar"shal) v. t. To disarrange; to derange; to put in disorder. [R.] Drummond.
(Dis*mask") v. t. [Pref. dis- + mask: cf. F. démasquer.] To divest of a mask. Shak.
(Dis*mast") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dismasted; p. pr. & vb. n. Dismasting.] [Pref. dis- + mast: cf.
F. démâter.] To deprive of a mast of masts; to break and carry away the masts from; as, a storm dismasted
(Dis*mast"ment) n. The act of dismasting; the state of being dismasted. [R.] Marshall.
(Dis*maw") v. t. To eject from the maw; to disgorge. [R.] Shelton.
(Dis*may") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dismayed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dismaying.] [OE. desmaien, dismaien,
OF. esmaier; pref. es- (L. ex) + OHG. magan to be strong or able; akin to E. may. In English the pref.
es- was changed to dis- See May, v. i.]
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,Pope.
The lions roaring through the midnight shade.
Jove got such heroes as my sire, whose soulPope.
No fear could daunt, nor earth nor hell control.
Now the last ruin the whole host appalls;Pope.
Now Greece has trembled in her wooden walls.
(Dis*may"), v. i. To take dismay or fright; to be filled with dismay. [Obs.] Shak.
(Dis*may"), n. [Cf. OF. esmai, F. émoi. See Dismay, v. t.]
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,Mrs. Barbauld.
And tear his helpless breast, o'erwhelmed with wild
2. Condition fitted to dismay; ruin. Spenser.
Syn. Dejection; discouragement; depression; fear; fright; terror; apprehension; alarm; affright.
(Dis*may"ed*ness) n. A state of being dismayed; dejection of courage; dispiritedness.
(Dis*may"ful) a. Terrifying. Spenser.