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    "apprehension" and "dismay"

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tel me whether I am right with my “apprehension” that “dismay” and “apprehension” are 100% interchangeable.

    1.1.The thought she might fail at the examination filled her with dismay.
    1.2.The thought she might fail at the examination filled her with apprehension.

    2.1. I was filled with dismay at the news.
    2.2. I was filled with apprehension at the news.

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    Exclamation Re: "apprehension" and "dismay"

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tel me whether I am right with my “apprehension” that “dismay” and “apprehension” are 100% interchangeable.


    1.1.The thought that she might fail at the examination filled her(overtaken her feeling) with dismay.
    1.2.The thought that she might fail at the examination filled her(overtaken her feeling) with apprehension.

    2.1. I was filled with dismay at the news.
    2.1 I had a feeling of dismay at the news.(better)
    2.2. I was filled with apprehension at the news.
    2.2 I had a feeling of apprehension at the news.(better)

    Thank you for your efforts.

    V.
    Regards,
    dismay which means; disappointment; distress, disheartenment, demoralize. All these are linked with emotion which should be felt
    apprehension also means anxiety about future or a fear of some unpleasant happening which must be felt


    Both the words are synonymous and therefore interchangeale.
    I have only added 'that' in the first two senteces to sound good.

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    Re: "apprehension" and "dismay"

    Quote Originally Posted by sarat_106 View Post
    Both the words are synonymous and therefore interchangeale.
    I disagree.
    'Apprehension' describes a feeling about something in the future.
    'Dismay' describes a feeling about something that has already happened.
    I feel apprehensive about the exam tomorrow. (not 'dismayed')
    I'm dismayed that you should say that! (not 'apprehensive')
    Also, the emotions described by these words are different.
    'Apprehension' implies anxiety, while 'dismay' implies shock or surprise.

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