dis·​mayed | \ dis-ˈmād How to pronounce dismayed (audio) , diz- \

Definition of dismayed

: experiencing or showing feelings of alarmed concern or dismay : upset, worried, or agitated because of some unwelcome situation or occurrence the dismayed look on her face After Galileo's much-delayed launch, dismayed ground controllers discovered that its main antenna had become stuck during the craft's long stay in storage.— Bob Berman So I was surprised, even dismayed, to receive a few e-mail messages … that accused us of relegating our Web site to a cheap marketing tool for the print magazine …— Brian L. Steffens "… we are deeply dismayed that more care was not taken to inform consumers about threats to their personal information. … "— Catherine Cortez Masto and Amy Klobuchar Many people affected by the closure announcement … were shocked and dismayed that they had no warning of the changes.CBC (Toronto) (online)

First Known Use of dismayed

circa 1535, in the meaning defined above

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“Dismayed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dismayed. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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