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consternation

noun [U] uk   /ˌkɒn.stəˈneɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌkɑːn.stɚ-/
a feeling of worry, shock, or confusion: The prospect of so much work filled him with consternation. To his consternation, when he got to the airport he found he'd forgotten his passport.Confusion, confusing and feeling confusedAnxiety and worry - general wordsFear and phobias
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