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English definition of “dismay”

dismay

noun [U] uk   /dɪˈsmeɪ/ us  
C2 a feeling of unhappiness and disappointment: Aid workers were said to have been filled with dismay by the appalling conditions that the refugees were living in. The supporters watched in/with dismay as their team lost 6–0. She discovered, to her dismay, that her exam was a whole month earlier than she'd expected.Sadness and regret
dismay
verb [T] uk   us  
dismayed
adjective uk   /-ˈsmeɪd/ us  
I was dismayed to discover that he'd lied.Feeling sad and unhappy
(Definition of dismay from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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