dismay Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"dismay" in British English

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dismaynoun [U]

uk   us   /dɪˈsmeɪ/
C2 a ​feeling of ​unhappiness and ​disappointment: Aid ​workers were said to have been filled with dismay by the ​appallingconditions that the ​refugees were ​living in. The ​fanswatched in/with dismay as ​theirteamlost 42–11. She ​discovered, to her dismay, that her ​exam was a ​wholemonthearlier than she'd ​expected.
dismay
verb [T] uk   us  
dismayed
adjective uk   us   /-ˈsmeɪd/
I was dismayed to ​discover that he'd ​lied.
(Definition of dismay from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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)
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