Definition of consternation in English:

consternation

Syllabification: con·ster·na·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌkänstərˈnāSHən
 
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noun

  • Feelings of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected: I always welcomed clover, much to the consternation of the neighbors
    More example sentences
    • One person will find his stimulant in an emergency while another may feel anxiety and consternation.
    • The latest scheme has caused similar consternation among traders.
    • After six illegal balls, consternation grew among the home players and supporters.
    Synonyms
    dismay, perturbation, distress, disquiet, discomposure; surprise, amazement, astonishment; alarm, panic, fear, fright, shock

Origin

early 17th century: from Latin consternatio(n-), from the verb consternare 'lay prostrate, terrify' (see consternate).

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