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English definition of “dismay”


noun [U]  /dɪsˈmeɪ/ us  
a feeling of shock and unhappiness: She discovered, to her dismay, that she had locked her keys inside her car.
verb [T]  /dɪsˈmeɪ/ us  
They enjoyed the meal but were dismayed by how much it cost.
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