dismayed dismayed  /dɪs ˈmeɪd/


  • (adj) struck with fear, dread, or consternation



  1. But much of the publishing industry was dismayed at missing the chance to hitch their latest books and their profits to Oprah's train.
  2. Then there was only the dismayed crying of a child beginning to realize that her mother was not going to make everything all right.
  3. This fragility leads us to watch them one very last time: to be dismayed, or to admire, it makes us wonder about the permanence of things.


  1. George Takei's Facebook Ghostwriter Apologizes

    Hip, hilarious and oh-so-topical, George Takei has one of the most popular and beloved Facebook feeds on the social web. His compassion and humor have helped him smoothly reincarnate himself as a modern Internet sensation after starring as Hikaru Sulu on the 1960s Star Trek TV series That's why many of his loyal fans were dismayed to learn last week that their online hero is not, in fact, the ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Mashable

  2. Google, Microsoft and Facebook want Department of Justice to release records of NSA data requests

    While millions of Americans were dismayed to hear about the National Security Agency’s secret PRISM program that reportedly tracked Internet data, the tech giants that were named in the documents have read more
    on June 12, 2013     Source: TheCelebrityCafe.com

  3. Soccer-Pele asks Brazilians not to boo national team

    By Andrew Downie SAO PAULO, June 11 (Reuters) - Soccer great Pele appealed to Brazil's notoriously fickle fans on Tuesday to get behind their team during the upcoming Confederations Cup. The only player to win the World Cup three times was dismayed by recent games in which home fans barracked Brazil's players and their manager Luiz Felipe Scolari. "This is a team that is under construction, this ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports


  1. Graham, RS.C., described himself as "dismayed, angry and upset. It was an uninformed, unnecessary, unwise, untimely comment."
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Lindsey Graham Source: The Associated Press

  2. "I was making the simple point that given our history, the length of this year's primary contest is nothing unusual," Clinton wrote. "But I was deeply dismayed and disturbed that my comment would be construed in a way that flies in the face...
    on May 25, 2006 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: 940 News

  3. "Passengers and investors alike will be dismayed that British Airways management rejected an approach by the union over the weekend, after their offer had been comprehensively turned down by their own employees," Unite Joint General Secretaries...
    on May 10, 2010 By: Tony Woodley Source: Wall Street Journal

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