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Definition of "dismaying" [dismaying]

  • Present participle of dismay. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "dismaying" in a sentence
  • "The kids learned about Cohen's criticism -- which chorus director Gregg Breinberg called "dismaying," -- when they returned to New York."
  • "Spending review: relief for museums but Arts Council faces 'dismaying' 30% cut"
  • "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."