Origin of consternation
Examples from the Web for consternation
The genuine source of consternation, however, was her label Interscope.Azealia Banks Opens Up About Her Journey from Stripping to Rap Stardom|Marlow Stern|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Spanish health ministry has given assurances that the Spanish public is not at risk, but consternation is growing.Ebola Contracted in Madrid Hospital Could Spread in Europe|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Amidst all the pandemonium, the show just carried on to the consternation of some guests.Builder Crashes Through Roof Of London Fashion Week Show|Tom Sykes|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Imagine his consternation if he were prevented from putting on such a show.
Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan have enjoyed warming ties in recent years to the consternation of Iran.
Consternation ruled supreme, treason and imbecility were everywhere charged against the authorities.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
For this reason the hurry and consternation in the city was, on the present occasion, the greater.History of Rome, Vol III|Titus Livius
When we had mounted the hill again, it was easy to see that consternation reigned in the Fort.In Search of Mademoiselle|George Gibbs
Some fresh intelligence, which arrived from Sumatra, increased the disorders and consternation of the town.The Works of John Dryden, Volume XVI. (of 18)|John Dryden
To my amazement—I might almost say to my consternation—it was no longer there.Pharos, The Egyptian|Guy Newell Boothby
British Dictionary definitions for consternation
Word Origin and History for consternation
1610s, from French consternation "dismay, confusion," from Latin consternationem (nominative consternatio) "confusion, dismay," from consternat-, past participle stem of consternare "overcome, confuse, dismay, perplex, terrify, alarm," probably related to consternere "throw down, prostrate," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + sternere "to spread out" (see stratum).