Definition of 'consternation'
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The prospect has provoked consternation from motoring organisations. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There is a great deal of consternation here. The Sun (2012)The arrival of the morning post was no longer a cause for consternation. THE DOG LISTENER: Learning the Language of your Best Friend (2002)The announcement caused initial consternation in the automotive industry. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The announcement caused consternation throughout the industrial world. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)His arrival in the squad has caused some consternation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Below the age of nine causes general consternation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is the company that causes consternation to drivers in the capital with its often enigmatic traffic light controls. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Some officials expressed consternation that on taking up the job two years ago she rejected the use of a lesser car. Times, Sunday Times (2009)For a while this caused consternation. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)The incident in Austria has certainly caused serious consternation. Times, Sunday Times (2015)For some in the industry, the deal caused consternation. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A great roar of consternation grew from the benches. CHRISTINA QUEEN OF SWEDEN: The Restless Life of a European Eccentric (2004)Along with the initial doorstep hugs, there was general consternation at how grey my hair had become in the months since we last met. Times, Sunday Times (2010)No music, either, while conversations were conducted in hushed whispers and any mobile phone ringing was cause for much consternation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was an outburst which caused consternation in the dressing room, and led to representations being made to the manager's office. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He has so much personality and I spoil him, much to the consternation of my family. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A source familiar with the report said: 'It caused huge consternation. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She rebelled against religion in 1842 when she refused to attend church, much to the consternation of her father and the rest of her family. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)
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Translations for 'consternation'
British English: consternation NOUN
Consternation is a feeling of anxiety or fear.
His decision caused consternation in the art photography community.
Definition of consternation from the Collins English Dictionary
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