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English definition of “dismay”

dismay

noun [U]     /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 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] dismayed     /-ˈsmeɪd/ adjective I was dismayed to discover that he'd lied.Feeling sad and unhappy
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