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3 definitions found
 for consternation
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
     amazement; dismay.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           The chiefs around,
           In silence wrapped, in consternation drowned.
           Attend the stern reply.                  --Pope.
  
     Syn: Alarm; fright; amazement; astonishment; surprise; panic;
          perturbation. See Alarm.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  consternation
      n 1: fear resulting from the awareness of danger [syn: alarm,
           dismay, consternation]

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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