What does the word dismay mean?

Usage examples for dismay

  1. She stood up and gave a little cry of dismay. – Dot and Tot of Merryland by L. Frank Baum
  2. He looked at it for a few moments in great dismay; then he ran straight to his mother, and held it out to her. – The Scottish Fairy Book by Elizabeth W. Grierson
  3. He gasped in dismay. – The Year When Stardust Fell by Raymond F. Jones