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consternation

Definition:

fear resulting from the awareness of danger

Class:

feeling noun (feelings and emotions)

Plural:

consternations

Type of:

fearfulness » emotion » feeling » state

Describes:

alarming | unalarming

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

alarm | dismay

Etymology:

French consternation "dismay, confusion", from Latin consternationem (nominative...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

consternation

a feeling of anxiety, dismay, dread, or confusion (8 of 471 words, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/consternation

Merriam-Webster:

consternation

amazement or dismay that hinders or throws into confusion (9 of 260 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/consternation

Oxford Dictionary:

consternation

a feeling of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected (10 of 56 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/consternation

Macmillan British Dictionary:

consternation [uncountable, formal]

a shocked or worried feeling, often caused when something unexpected happens (11 of 54 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/consternation

Wiktionary:

consternation | dismay [synonym]

Amazement or horror that confounds the faculties, and incapacitates for reflection; terror, combined with amazement; dismay. (16 of 45 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/consternation

New World Dictionary:

consternation

great fear or shock that makes one feel helpless or bewildered (11 of 40 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/consternation

Cambridge Dictionary:

consternation

a feeling of worry, shock or confusion (7 of 38 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/consternation

Random House Dictionary:

consternation

a sudden, alarming amazement or dread that results in utter confusion; dismay. (12 of 17 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/consternation

American Heritage Dictionary:

consternation

A state of paralyzing dismay. (5 of 12 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/consternation

Wikipedia:

Alarm device

or system of alarm devices gives an audible, visual or other form of alarm signal about a problem or condition. Alarm devices are often outfitted with a siren. Alarm devices include: burglar alarms, designed to warn of burglaries; this is often a... (42 of 474 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Alarm device

Alarm (disambiguation)

may refer to: Alarm signal, a warning signal used by humans and animals | Alarm devices, a device that gives an audible or visual warning of a problem or condition | The Alarm, a Welsh alternative rock band, who were most popular in the 1980s | Alarm ... (44 of 130 words, 8 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Alarm (disambiguation)

Encarta Dictionary:

consternation

a feeling of alarm, confusion, or dismay, often caused by something unexpected (12 of 34 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861599793​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

consternation

First use: 1610s

Origin: French consternation "dismay, confusion", from Latin consternationem (nominative consternatio) "confusion, dismay", from ... (13 of 40 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=consternation

Merriam-Webster:

consternation

First use: 1604

Origin: French or Latin; French, from Latin consternation-, consternatio, from consternare to throw into confusion, from com- + ... (18 of 25 etymology words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/consternation

New World Dictionary:

consternation

Origin: Latin consternatio from consternare, to terrify from com-, intensive + base akin to Latin sternax, headstrong, restive ... (17 of 25 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/consternation

Oxford Dictionary:

consternation

First use: early 17th century

Origin: Latin consternatio(n-), from the verb consternare "lay prostrate, terrify" (see "consternate")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/consternation

Wiktionary:

consternation

Origin: Latin cōnsternātiō.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/consternation

Audio references

Wiktionary:

consternation

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "consternation"

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Collins Dictionary:

consternation

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "consternation"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/consternation

Macmillan British Dictionary:

consternation [uncountable, formal]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "consternation"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/consternation

Macmillan American Dictionary:

consternation [uncountable, formal]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "consternation"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/consternation

Cambridge Dictionary:

consternation

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "consternation"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "consternation"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/consternation

the Free Dictionary:

consternation

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "consternation"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "consternation"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "consternation" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/consternation

Google Dictionary:

consternation

Audio: English pronunciation of "consternation"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

consternation

Audio: North American pronunciation of "consternation"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=conste​05 word=consternation

YourDictionary Audio:

consternation

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "consternation" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/consternation

freedictionary.org:

consternation

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "consternation" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=consternation

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