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noun [uncountable] dismay pronunciation in American English /dɪsˈmeɪ/

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  1. the feeling of being very worried, disappointed, or sad about something surprising or shocking that has happened

    Local people expressed their dismay at the cuts in social services.

    to someone’s dismay/to the dismay of someone:

    He is leaving the department, much to the dismay of his colleagues.

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