Definition of dismay in English:

dismay

Line breaks: dis¦may
Pronunciation: /dɪsˈmeɪ
 
/

noun

[mass noun]

verb

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Derivatives

dismayingly

adverb
More example sentences
  • A different resemblance between the two occupations, however, is now dismayingly germane.
  • Nevertheless, his message is still dismayingly mixed.
  • Their results showed dismayingly low average statistical power.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French, based on Latin dis- (expressing negation) + the Germanic base of may1.

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