consternation definition

  • noun:
    • A state of paralyzing dismay. See Synonyms at concern.
    • Amazement or scary that confounds the characteristics, and incapacitates for representation; horror, coupled with amazement; dismay.
    • Amazement or horror that confounds the faculties, and incapacitates for reflection; terror, along with amazement; dismay.
    • Astonishment along with terror; amazement that confounds the traits and incapacitates for deliberate idea and action; severe shock, with confusion and panic.
    • Synonyms Apprehension, Fright, etc. See alarm.
    • anxiety resulting from the knowing of risk

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