Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Dismay.

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  • verb Present participle of dismay.

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  • adjective causing consternation

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Examples

  • The kids learned about Cohen's criticism -- which chorus director Gregg Breinberg called "dismaying," -- when they returned to New York.

    NY Daily News

  • Spending review: relief for museums but Arts Council faces 'dismaying' 30% cut

    Letters: Art attacks a threat to civilised society

  • He finds Obama's position "dismaying" and even quotes British political philosopher Edmund Burke: "When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle."

    James Warren: This Week in Magazines: What's at Stake in the Election, Atlantic's Redesign and The New Yorker's Brainiacs

  • The conservative commentator George Will has been especially incisive of late about the "dismaying," "un-presidential temperament" of McCain and the sleazy tenor of his campaign.

    Carl Bernstein: The Palin Pick -- The Devolution of McCain

  • It's kind of dismaying to realize that Bruce Sterling's recommended cyberpunk canon is almost exactly ten years old.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • John Hinderaker calls the result "dismaying," arguing that Paul "has no business being taken seriously as a Presidential contender."

    Blogometer

  • The NDP and the Bloc do not support the deal because of the suggested that the Canada geese that produce a "dismaying" amount of excrement near her second home be culled and fed to the poor.

    The Dominion: All Stories

  • In his report on the text, Sewall called the passage "dismaying" in its flatness and brevity.

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  • The NDP and the Bloc do not support the deal because of the suggested that the Canada geese that produce a "dismaying" amount of excrement near her second home be culled and fed to the poor.

    The Dominion: All Stories

  • The NDP and the Bloc do not support the deal because of the suggested that the Canada geese that produce a "dismaying" amount of excrement near her second home be culled and fed to the poor.

    The Dominion: All Stories

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