- to dismay, confuse, or terrify.
Origin of consternate
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They ask for Mademoiselle, are consternated when they learn of her departing.The Incomplete Amorist
- (tr; usually passive) to fill with anxiety, dismay, dread, or confusion
C17: from Latin consternāre, from sternere to lay low, spread out
Word Origin and History for consternated
1650s, from Latin consternatus, past participle of consternare (see consternation).
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