dismayed meaning

Pronunciation:   "dismayed" in a sentence
Adjective: dismayed  `dis'meyd
  1. Struck with fear, dread, or consternation
    - aghast, appalled, shocked
Verb: dismay  dis'mey
  1. Lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    - depress, deject, cast down, get down, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise [Brit] 
  2. Fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    - alarm, appal [Brit, Cdn], appall [US], horrify

See also: afraid, 'fraid [non-standard]

Type of: affright, discourage, fright, frighten, scare

Examples

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  1. the surprise attack dismayed the enemy.
  2. but inwardly he felt dismayed.
  3. he was astonished, but by no means dismayed.
  4. he was dismayed at the size of his adversary ...
  5. but the letter dismayed him, too.

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