Part of speech: noun

Sudden over whelming fear.

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Usage examples "consternation":

  1. And his consternation increased yet further when, after losing sight of Salvat for a moment, he saw him standing in front of the Duvillard mansion, on the same spot where he had fancied he recognised him that morning. - "Paris From the "Three Cities"", Emile Zola.
  2. I expressed my consternation to Admiral Jellicoe. - "The Victory At Sea", William Sowden Sims Burton J. Hendrick.
  3. " I remember, now, your consternation when you realised it," she said, smiling. - "The Danger Mark", Robert W. Chambers.