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

Definition of consternate in English:


[with object]
Fill (someone) with anxiety: (as adjective consternated) ‘Oh dear,’ said Georgiana, looking a little consternated
More example sentences
  • 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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