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Definition of consternation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

consternation

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌkɑnstərˈneɪʃn//
 
[uncountable] (formal)
 
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a worried, sad feeling after you have received an unpleasant surprise synonym dismay The announcement of her retirement caused consternation among tennis fans. Her mouth fell open in consternation.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: consternation