(noun, verb)


1. the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles

Similar word(s): discouragement, disheartenment

Definition categories: feeling, despair

2. fear resulting from the awareness of danger

Similar word(s): alarm, consternation

Definition categories: feeling, fear, fearfulness, fright


1. lower someone's spirits; make downhearted

Similar word(s): deject, demoralise, demoralize, depress, dispirit

Definition categories: emotion, discourage

2. fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised

Similar word(s): alarm, appal, appall, horrify

Definition categories: emotion, affright, fright, frighten, scare