consternation
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˌkɒn.stəˈneɪ.ʃən/
  • (America) enPR: kŏnʹstər.nā'shən, IPA: /ˌkɑn.stɚˈne͡ɪ.ʃən/

Noun

consternation

  1. Amazement or horror that confounds the faculties, and incapacitates for reflection; terror, combined with amazement; dismay.
    • , Chuck Klosterman:
      It was probably worth four millennia of consternation and regret.
    • , The Awakening, Kate Chopin:
      "Out!" exclaimed her husband, with something like genuine consternation in his voice.
    • 2003, Terrance Dicks & Barry Letts, Deadly Reunion, chapter 17:
      Their audience had been listening in increasing consternation.
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