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It was dismaying, then, to find that I was too light in comparison to men who were then on the team to be taken seriously.

I can't remember any previous Cabinet appointee who handed in so dismaying a performance under senatorial questioning.

Keohane said she found the decline in high-profile women leadership since 2000 to be "dismaying."

Instead she presents a historical record at once dismaying and encouraging.

This danger Garnache, however, was no less quick to perceive, and with a dismaying promptness did he take his measures.

Into the half-year she has put a flattering success and a dismaying failure.

This might be so; but yet, how dismaying and hopeless to him the idea of carrying them into effect!

The boys wheeled abruptly, only to hear right in front of them a dismaying chorus of ghostly noises.

We all returned quite late in the evening, and the report of nothing killed was somewhat dismaying.


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On this page you'll find 520 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dismaying, such as: alarming, astounding, awful, dire, disheartening, and dreadful.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.