Consternation meaning

kŏn'stər-nā'shən
The definition of consternation means fear that makes you feel helpless.

An example of consternation is what your neighbors might have if you get several large barking dogs.

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A feeling of confusion, helplessness, shock, or dismay.
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Amazement or horror that confounds the faculties, and incapacitates for reflection; terror, combined with amazement; dismay.
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A state of great alarm, agitation, or dismay.
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Origin of consternation

  • From French, from Latin cōnsternātiō.
    From Wiktionary