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consternation

con·ster·na·tion

consternation

 
 
pronunciation:
kan str neI shn
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition: 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.
synonyms:
agitation, perturbation, stupefaction
antonyms:
composure, satisfaction
similar words:
alarm, anxiety, commotion, confusion, dismay, disturbance, panic, surprise, trepidation
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