|part of speech:
||surprise and alarm, leading to panic, deep disappointment, or total confusion.
To the consternation of some conservative groups, it was announced that women would no longer be banned from Navy submarines.
- agitation, perturbation, stupefaction
- composure, satisfaction
- similar words:
- alarm, anxiety, commotion, confusion, dismay, disturbance, panic, surprise, trepidation
||discouragement, dread, fear