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noun [uncountable] formal consternation pronunciation in American English /ˌkɑnstərˈneɪʃ(ə)n/
  1. a shocked or worried feeling, often caused when something unexpected happens

    His comments caused consternation among environmentalists.

    to someone’s consternation:

    She saw to her consternation that it was already after eight.



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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