- n the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles
- n fear resulting from the awareness of danger
- v lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
- v fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
- To the dismay of hard-line clerics, his most important work presents a devastating critique of velayat-e faqih, the Shi'ite Muslim doctrine expounded by Khomeini that effectively .
- He is now back advising Junior, to the dismay of head trainer Roger, his brother, who, incidentally, just finished a six-month jail stretch for battery.
- Politicians of both parties felt the need to express some sort of dismay about Iraq.
- Jalal Talabani in CNN
I want to express to you our dismay over the arrest by American forces of this official civilian Iranian guest,Talabani wrote to Petraeus and Crocker.
- Guido Calabresi in Middle East Report Online
Judge Calabresi, again dissenting, wrote, "When the history of this distinguished court is written, today's majority decision will be viewed with dismay."
- Robert Gates in San Francisco Chronicle
In comments that will dismay war opponents at home and alarm Muslim allies in the Middle East,Gates said: "What I'm thinking in terms of is a mutual agreement where some force of Americans - mutually agreed with mutually agreed missions -...