Part of speech: verb

To fill with fear; appal; affright.

Part of speech: noun

Overwhelming fright; consternation; terror.

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Usage examples "dismay":

  1. She stood up and gave a little cry of dismay. - "Dot and Tot of Merryland", 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", Elizabeth W. Grierson.
  3. He gasped in dismay. - "The Year When Stardust Fell", Raymond F. Jones.