Definition of dismay noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

dismay

 noun
noun
NAmE//dɪsˈmeɪ//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a worried, sad feeling after you have received an unpleasant surprise She could not hide her dismay at the result. He looked at her in dismay. To her dismay, her name was not on the list. The news has been greeted with dismay by local business leaders.
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