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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

DISMAY

dismay |disˈmā| verb [ trans. ] (usu. be dismayed) cause (someone) to feel consternation and distress : they were dismayed by the U-turn in policy. noun consternation and distress, typically that caused by something unexpected : to his dismay, she left him. ORIGIN Middle English : from Old French, based on Latin dis- (expressing negation) + the Germanic base of may 1 .

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