[n] fear resulting from the awareness of danger
[n] the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles
[v] fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised; "I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview"; "The news of the executions horrified us"
[v] lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"
alarm, alarm, appal, appall, cast down, consternation, deject, demoralise, demoralize, depress, discouragement, disheartenment, dispirit, get down, horrify