Definition of 'dismay'
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The detention caused surprise and dismay in political and business circles. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Pay rises for senior allies caused yet more dismay. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They've been dismayed to discover that the public is rather interested in whether the programme does any good. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Yet I was dismayed to find a fridge the size of a suitcase in our first flat. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I'M dismayed to see petrol prices will yet again be hiked up. The Sun (2013)Many will be dismayed to discover these are not already part of routine procedures. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They are also dismayed that foreign criminals are clogging our jails and causing mayhem on our roads. The Sun (2012)Lawyers for alleged victims reacted with anger and dismay at the delay. Times, Sunday Times (2015)That about turn on moves towards making shared parenting a right caused dismay. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Marilla was dismayed at finding herself inclined to laugh over the recollection. Anne of Green Gables (1872)There was also dismay about yet another decline in languages. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But his attack drew dismay and anger. Times, Sunday Times (2011)MPs and security experts also reacted with dismay. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But patients are also dismayed at the possibility of losing cancer and cardiac services on their doorstep. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This caused dismay for club members. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There was mainly dismay and anger. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Does no one in football feel the dismay, the anger? Times, Sunday Times (2014)We are also protecting ourselves against sadness, dismay and guilt. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But this was disbelief mingled with dismay, fear or plain bewilderment. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It was the drawn-out nature of the process that has caused such dismay. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He caused dismay within Germany and outrage beyond. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He seemed both surprised and dismayed to see Bardo looming above him like a mountain about to explode. The Broken God (1993)I hope more viewers write to express their dismay and anger. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When she arrives, she is dismayed to find the same worship of appearance that she sought to escape. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He was dismayed to find that dozens defied him to vote for the new president, exposing a deep rift. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This has dismayed Blairites who see it as a further sign that the party will move to the left after the election. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He added: 'I am dismayed to see a hard core of repeat offenders back in the system. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A previously intrepid jockey, for example, may be dismayed to discover just before a dangerous race that his thigh is paralysed. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'dismay'
British English: dismay NOUN
Dismay is a strong feeling of fear, worry, or sadness that is caused by something unpleasant and unexpected.
Local councillors have reacted with dismay and indignation.
Definition of dismay from the Collins English Dictionary
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