consternation


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con·ster·na·tion

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

(ˌkɒnstəˈneɪʃən)
n
a feeling of anxiety, dismay, dread, or confusion
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con•ster•na•tion

(ˌkɒn stərˈneɪ ʃən)

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

 of mothers—Lipton, 1970.
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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)
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consternation

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

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

consternation

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

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

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

(konstəˈneiʃən) noun
astonishment or dismay. To my consternation, when I reached home I found I had lost the key of the house.
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References in classic literature ?
The Spaniel stopped short in dire consternation, and, after regarding the Bulldog a moment from a safe distance, said:
The sight that met my eyes as I stepped out upon a small ledge which ran before the entrance of the cave filled me with consternation.
On arriving towards the end of the second stage in this vertical journey, and shaking the long roots which were round me, to my consternation they snapped off one after another like so many pipe stems, and fell in fragments against the side of the gulf, splashing at last into the waters beneath.
The Spaniards were in no small consternation at this sight; and, as they found that the fellows went straggling all over the shore, they made no doubt but, first or last, some of them would chop in upon their habitation, or upon some other place where they would see the token of inhabitants; and they were in great perplexity also for fear of their flock of goats, which, if they should be destroyed, would have been little less than starving them.
We were in hopes of information from the fishermen, but found that as soon as we came near they fled from us in the greatest consternation; no signals of peace or friendship could prevail on them to stay; they either durst not trust or did not understand us.
He then handed her in, Maria followed, and the door was on the point of being closed, when he suddenly reminded them, with some consternation, that they had hitherto forgotten to leave any message for the ladies at Rosings.
In the course of one of their excursions, some of the men came in sight of a small party of Indians, who instantly fled in great apparent consternation. They immediately retreated to camp with the intelligence: upon which Mr.
The whole struggled in the sack, to the great consternation of the crowd, which increased and was renewed incessantly around it.
To her consternation she detected in herself in relation to little Nicholas some symptoms of her father's irritability.
When Mrs Deborah returned into the room, and was acquainted by her master with the finding the little infant, her consternation was rather greater than his had been; nor could she refrain from crying out, with great horror of accent as well as look, "My good sir!
They could only look in consternation and stupefaction at the body of the Green Man.
'prentices and Guster, to their consternation, "if I am told by the doctor that calomel or castor-oil is good for me, I may naturally ask what is calomel, and what is castor-oil.