dismaying


dismaying

adj. dismaying to + inf. (it is dismaying to contemplate the results of their incompetence)

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dismaying to + inf. (it is dismaying to contemplate the results of their incompetence)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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  • dismaying — index ominous, sinister Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Dismaying — Dismay Dis*may , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dismayed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dismaying}.] [OE. desmaien, dismaien, OF. esmaier; pref. es (L. ex) + OHG. magan to be strong or able; akin to E. may. In English the pref. es was changed to dis (L. dis ). See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dismaying — Synonyms and related words: affecting, afflictive, alarming, awing, baffling, bewildering, bitter, bleak, bothering, cheerless, chilling, comfortless, confounding, confusing, daunting, deplorable, depressing, depressive, deterrent, deterring,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dismaying — dis·may || dɪs meɪ n. fear, horror v. fill with anxiety; cause despair, discourage, daunt …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dismaying — adjective causing consternation (Freq. 1) appalling conditions • Syn: ↑appalling • Similar to: ↑alarming …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shakespeare, William — (baptized April 26, 1564, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, Eng. died April 23, 1616, Stratford upon Avon) British poet and playwright, often considered the greatest writer in world literature. He spent his early life in Stratford upon Avon,… …   Universalium

  • formidable — [adj1] horrible, terrifying appalling, awful, dangerous, daunting, dire, dismaying, dreadful, fearful, fierce, frightful, horrific, imposing, impregnable, intimidating, menacing, redoubtable, shocking, terrible, terrific, threatening; concept 537 …   New thesaurus

  • Dismay — Dis*may , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dismayed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dismaying}.] [OE. desmaien, dismaien, OF. esmaier; pref. es (L. ex) + OHG. magan to be strong or able; akin to E. may. In English the pref. es was changed to dis (L. dis ). See {May}, v.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dismayed — Dismay Dis*may , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dismayed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dismaying}.] [OE. desmaien, dismaien, OF. esmaier; pref. es (L. ex) + OHG. magan to be strong or able; akin to E. may. In English the pref. es was changed to dis (L. dis ). See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dismay — I. transitive verb (dismayed; dismaying) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French desmaier, from des dis + maier, from Vulgar Latin * magare, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German magan to be able more at may Date: 13th century 1. to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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