Word of the Day – Consternation

By July 19, 2019 Word of the Day

Consternation (noun)

kon-stur-nay-shun

A feeling of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected.

Early 17th century from Latin consternatio(n-), from the verb consternare ‘lay prostrate, terrify’

Example sentences

“To her consternation she couldn’t get it to work!”

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