Definition of consternate in English:


Line breaks: con|ster|nate
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒnstəneɪt


[with object]
  • Fill (someone) with anxiety: (as adjective consternated) ‘Oh dear,’ said Georgiana, looking a little consternated
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    • He was consternated, as memories began to flow torrentially back into his mind.
    • The cannibals are consternated, but they give in; he gets the fork.
    • It's easy to see why the University was consternated by the research.


mid 17th century: from Latin consternat- 'terrified, prostrated', from the verb consternare.

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