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Adjective: dismaying  ,dis'mey-ing
  1. Causing consternation
    "dismaying conditions";
    - appalling
Verb: dismay  dis'mey
  1. Lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    "The news dismayed her";
    - depress, deject, cast down, get down, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise [Brit]
  2. Fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    "I was dismayed at the thought of being late for my interview";
    - alarm, appal [Brit, Cdn], appall [US], horrify

See also: alarming

Type of: affright, discourage, fright [archaic], frighten, frustrate, scare