Meaning of “dismay” in the English Dictionary

"dismay" in British English

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dismaynoun [ U ]

uk /dɪˈsmeɪ/ us /dɪˈsmeɪ/

(Definition of “dismay” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dismay" in American English

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dismaynoun [ U ]

us /dɪsˈmeɪ/

a feeling of shock and unhappiness:

She discovered, to her dismay, that she had locked her keys inside her car.
dismay
verb [ T ] us /dɪsˈmeɪ/

They enjoyed the meal but were dismayed by how much it cost.

(Definition of “dismay” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)