consternation


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con·ster·na·tion

 (kŏn′stər-nā′shən)
n.
A state of great alarm, agitation, or dismay.

consternation

(ˌkɒnstəˈneɪʃən)
n
a feeling of anxiety, dismay, dread, or confusion

con•ster•na•tion

(ˌkɒn stərˈneɪ ʃən)

n.
a sudden, alarming amazement or dread that results in utter confusion; dismay.
[1605–15; < Latin]

Consternation

 of mothers—Lipton, 1970.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.consternation - fear resulting from the awareness of dangerconsternation - fear resulting from the awareness of danger
fear, fearfulness, fright - an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)

consternation

noun dismay, shock, alarm, horror, panic, anxiety, distress, confusion, terror, dread, fright, amazement, fear, bewilderment, trepidation His decision caused consternation among his colleagues.

consternation

noun
A sudden or complete loss of courage in the face of trouble or danger:
Translations
دَهْشَه، ذُهول
смайванеужас
úžaszděšení
bestyrtelse
megdöbbenésszörnyűlködés
undrun og skelfing
apjukumssamulsums

consternation

[ˌkɒnstəˈneɪʃən] Nconsternación f
in consternationconsternado
there was general consternationhubo una consternación general

consternation

[ˌkɒnstərˈneɪʃən] nconsternation f
to my consternation → à ma grande consternation

consternation

n (= dismay)Bestürzung f; (= concern, worry)Sorge f; (= fear and confusion)Aufruhr m; to my great consternationzu meiner großen Bestürzung; in consternationbestürzt; to cause consternation (state of £, sb’s behaviour)Grund zur Sorge geben; (news)Bestürzung auslösen; with a look of consternation on his facemit bestürzter Miene; the news filled me with consternationich war bestürzt, als ich das hörte

consternation

[ˌkɒnstəˈneɪʃn] ncosternazione f, sgomento
filled with costernation (at) → costernato/a (per)

consternation

(konstəˈneiʃən) noun
astonishment or dismay. To my consternation, when I reached home I found I had lost the key of the house.
References in classic literature ?
cried John, rushing in, with awful visions of scalded hands, sudden news of affliction, and secret consternation at the thought of the guest in the garden.
Meanwhile the surprise occasioned by the unexpected meeting of their rivals seemed to have spread something like consternation among the white members of the Beecher party.
exclaimed her husband, with something like genuine consternation in his voice as he laid down the vinegar cruet and looked at her through his glasses.
You'll naturally stamp round and cuss a little--" He stopped in conscious consternation.
They know each other well, indeed," replied Hester, with a mien of calmness, though in the utmost consternation.
It took of course more than that particular passage to place us together in presence of what we had now to live with as we could-- my dreadful liability to impressions of the order so vividly exemplified, and my companion's knowledge, henceforth--a knowledge half consternation and half compassion--of that liability.
In the midst of this consternation, Queequeg dropped deftly to his knees, and crawling under the path of the boom, whipped hold of a rope, secured one end to the bulwarks, and then flinging the other like a lasso, caught it round the boom as it swept over his head, and at the next jerk, the spar was that way trapped, and all was safe.
cried Daggoo, who amid the general consternation first came to his senses.
Clare breathed his last, terror and consternation took hold of all his household.
I made about three passes in the air, and then there was an awful crash and that old tower leaped into the sky in chunks, along with a vast volcanic fountain of fire that turned night to noonday, and showed a thou- sand acres of human beings groveling on the ground in a general collapse of consternation.
This phase filled the old lady's heart with consternation.
The mother's consternation was excessive; but it could not surpass the alarm of the Miss Steeles, and every thing was done by all three, in so critical an emergency, which affection could suggest as likely to assuage the agonies of the little sufferer.