|1.||[ noun ] the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles|
|Related terms:||despair intimidation depress|
|2.||[ noun ] fear resulting from the awareness of danger|
|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|