dismay collocations and examples

 UK /dɪsˈmeɪ/

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a worried, disappointed, or sad feeling about something


Adjectives frequently used with dismay
great: deep, great, much, utterTo my great dismay, this useful service is no longer available.felt by many people: widespreadThis decision was met with widespread dismay.
Verbs frequently used with dismay
express dismay: express, voiceI would wish to express my dismay at the editor’s decision to allow publication of this letter.react with dismay: greet something with, react withThe news was greeted with dismay by wildlife campaigners.cause dismay: causeThe court’s decision will cause dismay among broadcasters.feel dismay: feelI felt their dismay as they travelled home having lost 2–0.
Other nouns/adjectives/verbs frequently used with dismay
anger, concern, disbelief, horror, shock, surpriseHuman rights groups have reacted with anger and dismay at the decision to build the new oil pipeline.
 
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