Definition of dismay verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    dismay

     verb
    verb
    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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  1. to make someone feel shocked and disappointed Their reaction dismayed him.
  2.  
    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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