1. [ noun ] the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles
Synonyms: disheartenment discouragement
Related terms: despair intimidation depress
2. [ noun ] fear resulting from the awareness of danger
Synonyms: alarm consternation
Related terms: fear unalarming alarming
3. [ verb ] lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
Synonyms: depress cast_down get_down dispirit demoralize demoralise deject

"These news depressed her" "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"

Related terms: elate discourage chill dejection demoralization sedative
4. [ verb ] fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
Synonyms: alarm horrify appall appal

"I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview" "The news of the executions horrified us"

Related terms: frighten shock horror alarm
Similar spelling:   Digna