Translation of dismay in Spanish:


consternación, n.

Pronunciation /dɪsˈmeɪ/


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    consternación feminine
    they looked at him in / with dismay lo miraron consternados
    • much to my/his dismay para mi/su desgracia
    • Things got heated, and to my dismay, the racial slurs started, from both sides.
    • To my dismay, his voice seemed to be coming from the back of his throat, rather than from the pit of his stomach.
    • She also played Maria in the musical West Side Story, though, to her dismay, her singing had to be dubbed.
    • Religious parties realised this to their dismay when they failed at one poll after another.
    • To my dismay, Jack suddenly changed direction and headed for the point in the ceiling directly above my head.
    • We do it now or face the repercussions in the future, much to our dismay and disdain.
    • To their dismay, Staveley found they had their backs to the wall as Celtic grabbed two goals back.
    • Jack turns around and to his dismay further out in the ocean is a woman desperately calling for help.
    • Ethan put his arms stiffly at his sides and stood, to my dismay, like a little soldier.
    • To my dismay, but not utter shock, Jim was sitting at the table with his coffee and paper.
    • It found, much to our dismay, that many, many young Australians have no sense of their own future at all.
    • Much to my dismay, two issues were sent to my home in Oregon after I had arrived in Norway.
    • Much to my dismay, a number of users commented that they have already started such a list.
    • He lifted his sword and to his dismay, his sword had disappeared from his hand at the blink of an eye.
    • Before considering Mr Dennys' attack on the judgment I express my dismay at the futility of the litigation.
    • To her surprise and partial dismay Shaun was standing on the other side of the door.
    • Shock, silence, dismay and a plethora of emotions would overwhelm most viewers.
    • Villagers reacted with shock and dismay to the news of the death.
    • The whole world is looking with shock and dismay on what's happening in Fiji.
    • His shock and dismay, in stark contrast to the delight of his friends, was compelling to behold.

transitive verb

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    I was dismayed at her reaction su reacción me dejó consternado
    • we refused to be dismayed by these reverses no nos dejamos abatir por estos reveses
    • It all makes for one of the things that most dismays me about public discourse, which is that no one stands up for principle over immediate gratification.
    • It is the combined failure of the Scottish Executive and privatised rail companies to provide co-ordinated leadership that most dismays him and other electrification enthusiasts.
    • But I think the thing that really dismays me, beyond even the faulty reasoning or naive grasp of political realities, is how dull it all is.
    • This is the sort of book that sells, which I'm sure dismays some scholarly writers who have not quite gotten used to living in the real world yet.
    • It dismays me to see the energy that so many people waste in sticking their middle finger up - because it feels good - instead of actually trying to work with the world.
    • Life as a single mother dismays her: ‘I have a fear of people letting me down.’
    • The other key lesson, which dismays the report authors, is how dependent Scots of all classes are on expecting others to sort out their problems.
    • What dismays me now is the possibility of Scottish politicians betraying their commitment to young people for political advantage.
    • The Midwest, however, has largely kept the faith, which dismays observers like Thomas Frank.
    • She was dismayed to discover that when she phoned to make an appointment for a routine check-up late last year she could not do so.
    • I was dismayed by their lack of confidence in the world's safest form of travel but understood their misgivings.
    • Mr Bracegirdle, from Rochdale, says he was dismayed when staff told him flowers were no longer accepted.
    • As a rugby enthusiast and player I am dismayed at the widespread disinterest in Scotland for such a great team sport.
    • I was dismayed to see that the editors have allowed him to enter the realm of libelist.
    • I AM dismayed the Tories are again seeking to prevent the Eltham leisure centre from going ahead.
    • I'm dismayed that the Guardian employs someone with such a poor sense of proportion.
    • He was also dismayed at the organisation and facilities and finally walked off the job in disgust.
    • He was dismayed to realise that his vote was, more than likely, invalid.
    • I was somewhat dismayed, but they all insisted it was a compliment to appear older than you are.
    • I am dismayed at the lack of balanced investigative reporting by our media on this subject.