I noun affright, agitation, alarm, anxiety, anxious concern, anxiousness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, aversion, boding, despair, dismay, disquiet, disquietude, disturbance, dread, fear, tearfulness, fright, horror, inquietude, payor, perturbation, sudden fear, trepidation II index apprehension (fear), bombshell, cloud (suspicion), confusion (ambiguity), doubt (suspicion), fear, fright, panic, surprise, trepidation

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  • consternation — [ kɔ̃stɛrnasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1512; lat. consternatio ♦ Le fait de consterner; état de qui est consterné. ⇒ abattement, accablement, 2. chagrin, désolation, douleur, mélancolie, tristesse, stupeur. Nouvelle qui jette la consternation dans un groupe.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • consternation — CONSTERNATION. sub. f. Étonnement accompagné d abattement de courage. Grande, extrême, générale consternation. Cela causa une telle consternation dans les esprits, dans la Ville... Cette perte fut suivie d une consternation universelle. Tout le… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • consternation — Consternation. s. f. v. Estonnement & abbattement de courage. Grande, extreme, generale consternation. cela causa une telle consternation dans les esprits, dans la ville, &c. cette perte fut suivie d une consternation universelle. tout le monde… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • consternation — 1610s, from Fr. consternation dismay, confusion, from L. consternationem (nom. consternatio) confusion, dismay, from consternat , pp. stem of consternare overcome, confuse, dismay, perplex, terrify, alarm, probably related to consternere throw… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Consternation — Consternation, lat., Bestürzung; consterniren, bestürzt machen; consternirt, bestürzt …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • consternation — panic, terror, alarm, fright, *fear, dread, dismay, horror, trepidation Analogous words: confusion, muddlement or muddle (see corresponding verbs at CONFUSE): bewilderment, distraction, perplexity (see corresponding verbs at PUZZLE): agitation,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • consternation — [n] dismay, distress alarm, amazement, anxiety, awe, bewilderment, confusion, distraction, dread, fear, fright, horror, muddle, muddlement, panic, perplexity, shock, stupefaction, terror, trepidation, trepidity, wonder; concept 230 Ant. calm,… …   New thesaurus

  • consternation — ► NOUN ▪ anxiety or dismay. ORIGIN Latin, from consternare terrify, prostrate …   English terms dictionary

  • consternation — [kän΄stər nā′shən] n. [L consternatio < consternare, to terrify < com , intens. + base akin to L sternax, headstrong, restive < IE base * ster , rigid, stiff > STARE, STRENUOUS] great fear or shock that makes one feel helpless or… …   English World dictionary

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