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)
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incapable of being surmounted or overcome
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