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dismay

noun [U] uk   us   /dɪˈsmeɪ/
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 fans watched in/with dismay as their team lost 42–11. She discovered, to her dismay, that her exam was a whole month earlier than she'd expected.
dismay
verb [T] uk   us  
dismayed
adjective uk   us   /-ˈsmeɪd/
I was dismayed to discover that he'd lied.
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