Associations to the word «Consternation»

Wiktionary

CONSTERNATION, noun. Amazement or horror that confounds the faculties, and incapacitates for reflection; terror, combined with amazement; dismay.

Dictionary definition

CONSTERNATION, noun. Fear resulting from the awareness of danger.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats