consternation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “consternation” in the English Dictionary

"consternation" in British English

See all translations

consternationnoun [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.
(Definition of consternation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"consternation" in American English

See all translations

consternationnoun [U]

 us   /ˌkɑn·stərˈneɪ·ʃən/
a ​feeling of ​strongannoyance and ​anger, usually because of something ​bad that you cannot ​change or that is ​completelyunexpected: The ​powerfailure caused consternation among ​localofficials.
(Definition of consternation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “consternation”
in Spanish consternación…
in Vietnamese sự kinh hoàng…
in Malaysian kebingungan…
in Thai ความรู้สึกตกตะลึง…
in French consternation…
in German die Bestürzung…
in Chinese (Simplified) 惊愕, 惊恐, 惊惶失措…
in Turkish şaşkınlık/korku/endişe/dehşet hissi…
in Russian ужас…
in Indonesian kecewa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 驚愕, 驚恐, 驚惶失措…
in Polish konsternacja…
What is the pronunciation of consternation?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

forage

to go from place to place searching, especially for food

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More