Definition for DIS-MAY'

DIS-MAY', n. [Sp. desmayo; Port. desmaio, a swoon or fainting fit.]

Fall or loss of courage; a sinking of the spirits; depression; dejection; a yielding to fear; that loss of firmness which is effected by fear or terror; fear impressed; terror felt. And each / In other's countenance read his own dismay. – Milton.

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