dismaying

adjective
dis·​may·​ing | \ dis-ˈmā-iŋ How to pronounce dismaying (audio) , diz- \

Definition of dismaying

: causing feelings of alarmed concern or agitation heard some dismaying news … at a time when Hollywood was quietly panicking over dismaying financial statistics.— Robert F. Moss It is somewhat dismaying to see how far Mr. Jennings often goes in his zeal …— Ronald Sanders

Other Words from dismaying

dismayingly \ dis-​ˈmā-​iŋ-​lē How to pronounce dismayingly (audio) , diz-​ \ adverb
a dismayingly long list of problems This is a place where achieving any sort of closure on important national traumas … has proved dismayingly elusive. — Max Rodenbeck

First Known Use of dismaying

1582, in the meaning defined above

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“Dismaying.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dismaying. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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