dismayed, I asked the locals who was responsible for keeping the coastline clean.
And I am, of course, dismayed at the political impact of the event.
“I was disgusted, dismayed, and demoralized,” he said today.
The human being in me is dismayed at the humanitarian disaster underway in our labor markets.
While he was pleased it had worked out, he was dismayed that I would think he had anything to do with it.
The dismayed companies fled in all directions, and the lad was taken to the hospital.
He would have struck at Lois if she had not shrunk back, dismayed and affrighted.
Having then crossed the fortifications, he expels from the camp the crowd who were dismayed and inclining towards one direction.
She stood among them, amazed, awe-stricken, but not like one affrighted or dismayed.
For at the entrance of Science, nobly and gracefully as she bears herself, young Poetry shrinks back startled, dismayed.
late 13c., dismaien, from Old French *desmaier (attested only in past participle dismaye), from Latin de- intensive prefix + Old French esmaier "to trouble, disturb," from Vulgar Latin *exmagare "divest of power or ability" (source of Italian smagare "to weaken, dismay, discourage"), from ex- (see ex-) + Germanic stem *mag- "power, ability" (cf. Old High German magen "to be powerful or able;" see may (v.)). Spanish desmayer "to be dispirited" is a loan word from Old French. Related: Dismayed; dismaying.
c.1300, from dismay (v.).