- a feeling of anxiety, dismay, dread, or confusion
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Translations for 'consternation'
Example Sentences Including 'consternation'
"Dawn repeated, staring at him in a state of growing consternation.
The Ancient and Solitary Reign
But how did a handful of terrorists cause such widespread fear and consternation throughout the capitals of Europe and the USA?
Every glance in her direction caused consternation , made her wonder about being stalked.
Sun, News of the World (2001)
Perhaps it was the old cat which was causing such consternation.
HIDING FROM THE LIGHT
Sir Cedric stormed into the drawing-room, followed by the males of the tour in varying stages of consternation.
Weekend for Murder
The crackdown on longstanding practices has caused consternation among the country's civil servants.
Mail and Guardian (2005)
The killing of so many lions in such a short time has caused some consternation in the game department.
Into Africa - a social history of the East African Safari
To her consternation , Streisand has not been able to find curtain fabrics to match the colours of the flowers she planted in her garden.
Courier, Sunday Mail (2004)
To the consternation of those who felt a two-goal lead worthy of concerted protection, Arsenal refused to sit back on their ample cushion.
Glasgow Herald (2002)
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