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dismayed

adjective

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dismayed

verb
past tense of dismay

Synonyms & Antonyms of dismayed (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to lessen the courage or confidence of
  • the imposing climb up the mountain dismayed us even before we got started

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The first known use of dismayed was circa 1535

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

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