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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Consternation \Con`ster*na"tion\, n. [L. consternatio, fr.
consternare to overome, perplex, an accessory form of
consternere to throw down, prostrate; con + sternere to
spread out, throw down: cf. F. consternation. See Stratum.]
Amazement or horror that confounds the faculties, and
incapacitates for reflection; terror, combined with
The chiefs around,
In silence wrapped, in consternation drowned.
Attend the stern reply. --Pope.
Syn: Alarm; fright; amazement; astonishment; surprise; panic;
perturbation. See Alarm.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: fear resulting from the awareness of danger [syn: alarm,
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
28 Moby Thesaurus words for "consternation":
abject fear, affright, alarm, awe, bewilderment, blue funk,
confusion, cowardice, dismay, distraction, dread, fear, fright,
funk, horrification, horror, muddle, muddlement, panic, panic fear,
perplexity, phobia, scare, stampede, terror, trepidation,
trepidity, unholy dread
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