Definition of Consternate

1. Verb. Fill with anxiety, dread, dismay, or confusion. "The good news will consternate her"; "After the terrorist attack, people look consternated"

Generic synonyms: Affright, Fright, Frighten, Scare



Definition of Consternate

1. Verb. To cause consternation ¹

2. Verb. To dismay ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Consternate

1. [v -NATED, -NATING, -NATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Consternate

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consternate (current term)
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Literary usage of Consternate

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1. The history of England from the Revolution to the death of George the second by David Hume (1848)
"... enters Prince Henry, having happily achieved these adven- Franconia, tures, and filled all Bohemia with alarm and consternate ..."

2. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"... appall, shoo, terrify, terrorize, dismay, gaily (dial, or whaling), horrify, freeze, cow, daunt, startle, consternate, intimidate, stampede, drive. ..."

3. Putnam's Magazine: Original Papers on Literature, Science, Art, and National by John Walter Osborne (1854)
"... consternate parts of Europe ; they know precisely what they are worth ; yet they have a genuine respect for the vigor and persistency displayed in other ..."

4. Defenseless America by Hudson Maxim (1915)
"... f If we were to disarm, as these ladies advise, war j would come upon us with consternate suddenness. \ Then, when they saw the ..."

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