Definition of Consternation

1. Noun. Fear resulting from the awareness of danger.

Exact synonyms: Alarm, Dismay
Generic synonyms: Fear, Fearfulness, Fright
Attributes: Alarming, Unalarming
Derivative terms: Alarm, Alarm, Dismay



Definition of Consternation

1. n. Amazement or horror that confounds the faculties, and incapacitates for reflection; terror, combined with amazement; dismay.

Definition of Consternation

1. Noun. Amazement or horror that confounds the faculties, and incapacitates for reflection; terror, combined with amazement; dismay. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Consternation

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Consternation

constauntly
constellate
constellated
constellates
constellating
constellation
constellations
constellatory
conster
constered
constering
consternate
consternated
consternates
consternating
consternation
consternations
consters
constipate
constipates
constipating
constipation
constipations
constituative promoter
constituencies
constituency
constituent
constituent(a)
constituent countries

Literary usage of Consternation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century by Jean Henri Merle d'Aubigné (1879)
"Consternation in Zurich—Violence of the Populace—Grief and Distress ... The consternation was so much the greater because no one had expected such a ..."

2. The American Revolution by John Fiske (1891)
"The general feeling in England was consternation one of amazement and consternation, m England. jn ..."

3. The History of England from the Accession of James the Second by Thomas Babington Macaulay (1871)
"The battle of Newton Butler was won on the third consternation day after the boom thrown over the Foyle ot the Ksh. was broken. At Strabane the news met the ..."

4. Goldsmith's Roman History: Abridged by Himself, for the Use of Schools by Oliver Goldsmith (1825)
"Upon the news of this defeat at Rome, after lie general consternation was allayed, the senate, upon mature deliberation, resolved to elect a com* mander ..."

5. Emin Pasha and the Rebellion at the Equator: A Story of Nine Months by Arthur Jermy Mounteney Jephson (1890)
"THE Mahdists are upon us—General consternation—Intelligence department—-Council ... This news struck the rebels with consternation, trumpets were sounded, ..."

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