What is another word for consternation?

Pronunciation: [kɒnstənˈe͡ɪʃən] (IPA)

Consternation is a feeling of fear, confusion, and anxiety that arises when faced with unexpected or difficult situations. Some synonyms that can be used in place of consternation include bewilderment, perplexity, dismay, and shock. Other synonyms that evoke feelings of distress and discomfort include agitation, angst, apprehension, and trepidation. In less intense situations, synonyms like confusion, disorientation, and befuddlement can also be used to convey a mild sense of consternation. It is essential to choose the right synonym that best captures the intended emotion to convey the right tone and meaning in communication.

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What are the opposite words for consternation?

Consternation can be described as a feeling of anxiety, confusion or dismay. However, there are several antonyms or words that are opposite in meaning to consternation. One such antonym is confidence, which is a feeling of trust or faith in oneself or others. Another antonym could be assurance, which is a sense of certainty or guarantee. Additionally, composure or calmness could be antonyms for consternation, indicating a state of serenity or tranquility. One could also consider reassurance or encouragement as antonyms of consternation, instilling a feeling of optimism and hope. In short, the antonyms of consternation varied emotions of courage, confident, calmness, and reassurance, amongst others.

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Usage examples for Consternation

There was mingled amazement, consternation and embarrassment in the question.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester
There was a look of consternation in her eyes, however.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester
To his consternation, she drew away from him in sudden displeasure.
"The Locusts' Years"
Mary Helen Fee

Famous quotes with Consternation

  • The video forum for me has been a source of great consternation because once you start projecting a look to a song, it robs the listener of their ability to adopt that song and make the lyric their own.
    Sheryl Crow
  • It's not about Obama, it's about the Democrats and their policies that cause consternation on the right.
    Elizabeth A. Sherman
  • But if we had to trade with a Europe dominated by the present German trade policies, we might have to change our methods to some totalitarian form. This is a prospect that any lover of democracy must view with consternation.
    Wendell L. Wilkie
  • ...but he distinctly remembered standing at the house door one summer morning in a passionate outburst of rebellion against going to school. Naturally his mother was the immediate victim of his rage; that is what mothers are for, and boys also; but in this case the boy had his mother at unfair disadvantage, for she was a guest, and had no means of enforcing obedience. Henry showed a certain tactical ability by refusing to start, and he met all efforts at compulsion by successful, though too vehement protest. He was in fair way to win, and was holding his own, with sufficient energy, at the bottom of the long staircase which led up to the door of the President's library, when the door opened, and the old man slowly came down. Putting on his hat, he took the boy's hand without a word, and walked with him, paralyzed by awe, up the road to the town. After the first moments of consternation at this interference in a domestic dispute, the boy reflected that an old gentleman close on eighty would never trouble himself to walk near a mile on a hot summer morning over a shadeless road to take a boy to school, and that it would be strange if a lad imbued with the passion of freedom could not find a corner to dodge around, somewhere before reaching the school door. Then and always, the boy insisted that this reasoning justified his apparent submission; but the old man did not stop, and the boy saw all his strategical points turned, one after another, until he found himself seated inside the school, and obviously the centre of curious if not malevolent criticism. Not till then did the President release his hand and depart.
    Henry Adams
  • Lucas’s “Mechanics” Lectures caught the profession by surprise. His argument enraged some economists and startled or puzzled others. It was his first word on the subject of growth. It seemed to have come completely out of the blue. And even though his interest in the possibility of market failure seemed curiously in tune with fifty years of the Keynesian tradition, it was unfamiliar enough when expressed in the vernacular of Freshwater economics that the lectures at first caused more consternation than anything else, and in most quarters they were studiously ignored. A few young researchers, however, were galvanized into immediate action. The notion that trade and migration must be strongly linked to economic growth was hardly new. Nor was the insight that cities must be central to economic progress. Perhaps the real news from Lucas’s lectures was his identification of lock-in as a potentially serious puzzle.
    David Warsh

Related words: feeling consternation, in consternation, in a state of consternation, looking very consternated

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