[ UK /dɪsmˈe‍ɪɪŋ/ ]
[ US /dɪsˈmeɪɪŋ/ ]
  1. causing consternation
    appalling conditions
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How To Use dismaying In A Sentence

  • The final scene was dismayingly lacking in theatrical effect.
  • Dismayingly, pedants aren't much interested in this potential. Times, Sunday Times
  • Our leaders are unlucky to hold office when the world has become dismayingly complicated. Times, Sunday Times
  • Dismayingly, the same lab is operated by a former partner of plastination pioneer and anatomist Gunther von Hagens of "Body Worlds" fame. von Hagens, the son a former Nazi SS officer, himself has served as a visiting professor at Dalian Medical University, and for some of his international plastination exhibits received from China the corpses of apparently-executed prisoners. Sound Politics: Something Smells About The Chinese Corpses On Display In Seattle
  • Even in places that may appear dismayingly conservative and closed, there are reasons to feel hopeful. Times, Sunday Times
  • He foozled five or six shots, including his approach on No. 1 into a greenside swamp, but otherwise placed his drives in the fairways and his approaches on the greens with dismaying accuracy. Trading Shots With Donald Trump
  • For now, given the priorities and futurologists we have, 2050 looks dismayingly like now. Times, Sunday Times
  • It's a dismayingly poor piece. Times, Sunday Times
  • The downtick in the unemployment rate, to 9.1 percent from 9.2 percent, is also dismaying on closer inspection.
  • The final scene was dismayingly lacking in theatrical effect.
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