Definition Of dismay
cause (someone) to feel consternation and distress.
they were dismayed by the U-turn in policy
consternation and distress, typically that caused by something unexpected.
to his dismay , she left him
Example Of dismay
As a rugby enthusiast and player I am dismayed at the widespread disinterest in Scotland for such a great team sport.
Before considering Mr Dennys' attack on the judgment I express my dismay at the futility of the litigation.
But I think the thing that really dismays me, beyond even the faulty reasoning or naive grasp of political realities, is how dull it all is.
Ethan put his arms stiffly at his sides and stood, to my dismay , like a little soldier.
He lifted his sword and to his dismay , his sword had disappeared from his hand at the blink of an eye.