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Meaning of CONSTERNATION

Pronunciation:  `kânstur'neyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  fear resulting from the awareness of danger
 

CONSTERNATION is a 13 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: alarm, dismay
 
 See Also: fear, fearfulness, fright

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con`ster*na"tion\, n. [L. consternatio, fr.
consternare to overome, perplex, an accessory form of
consternere to trow down, prostrate; con + sternere to spread
out, throw down: cf. F. consternation. See {Stratum}.]
Amazement or horror that confounds the faculties, and
incapacitates for reflection; terror, combined with
amazement; dismay.

      The chiefs around, In silence wrapped, in consternation
      drowned. Attend the stern reply.         --Pope.

Syn: Alarm; fright; amazement; astonishment; surprise; panic;
     perturbation. See {Alarm}.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abject fear, affright, alarm, awe, bewilderment, blue funk, confusion, cowardice, dismay, distraction, dread, fear, fright, funk, horrification, horror, muddle, muddlement, panic, panic fear, perplexity, phobia, scare, stampede, terror, trepidation, trepidity, unholy dread
 

 

 

 

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