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Definition of dismay verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    dismay somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dismay
    he / she / it dismays
    past simple dismayed
    -ing form dismaying
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  1. to make someone feel shocked and disappointed Their reaction dismayed him.
    adjective dismayed (at/by something) He was dismayed at the change in his old friend. The suggestion was greeted by a dismayed silence. dismayed (to find, hear, see, etc…) They were dismayed to find that the ferry had already left.
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