- 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.
NAmE//dɪsˈmeɪ//dismay somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dismay
he / she / it dismays
past simple dismayed
-ing form dismaying
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