consternation consternation  /ˌkɑn stər ˈneɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) fear resulting from the awareness of danger

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. article preview consternation in the city.
  2. Whatever it was, the fireball on Sunday caused great consternation and wonder across Central Texas.
  3. Imagine the surprise, even consternation, when the supposedly dead Lexie comes back home.

News

  1. Radnor has 'serious problem with Canada geese'

    Crowds of Canada geese are causing consternation in Radnor Township. The birds leave messy and unsanitary droppings that promote algae growth in ponds.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Main Line Suburban Life

  2. KITCHEN CALL: Soup, for any kind of weather

    Parisian chefs, to the joy of many and the consternation of a few, have been cooking classic recipes, using the same ingredients and methods for generations. They know, more than any other nation, how to deal with the meteorological mood swings.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Swampscott Reporter

  3. Radnor's goose is cooked: Fowl play ruffles feathers on Main Line

    RADNOR -  Crowds of Canada geese are causing consternation in Radnor Township. The birds leave messy and unsanitary droppings that promote algae growth in ponds.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Delaware County Daily Times

Quotes

  1. "I seem to be the topic of great conversation and consternation, and that's for a reason," Clinton said.
    on Nov 2, 2007 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: CNN

  2. "I don't intend to irritate anybody," Coburn said in an interview. "I've just chosen to say, 'I'll take their consternation, if that's what it takes.'"
    on Mar 13, 2008 By: Tom Coburn Source: FOXNews

  3. "To my surprise and consternation, on the Friday call Yahoo, instead of being interested in the Microsoft offer, seemed to be focused on who would be running Yahoo," Icahn wrote. "Finally, Steve Ballmer suggested that we not spend the rest of...
    on Jul 14, 2008 By: Carl Icahn Source: InformationWeek

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