Definition of dismay verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

dismay

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dɪsˈmeɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈmeɪ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dismay
BrE BrE//dɪsˈmeɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈmeɪ//
 
he / she / it dismays
BrE BrE//dɪsˈmeɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈmeɪz//
 
past simple dismayed
BrE BrE//dɪsˈmeɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈmeɪd//
 
past participle dismayed
BrE BrE//dɪsˈmeɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈmeɪd//
 
-ing form dismaying
BrE BrE//dɪsˈmeɪɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈmeɪɪŋ//
 
Disappointment
 
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dismay somebody to make somebody feel shocked and disappointed Their reaction dismayed him. See related entries: Disappointment Word Origin Middle English: from Old French, based on Latin dis- (expressing negation) + the Germanic base of the verb may.
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