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.

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