con·​ster·​nate | \ ˈkän(t)-stər-ˌnāt How to pronounce consternate (audio) \
consternated; consternating

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Recent Examples on the Web Bosma looks up at the board and walks out, appearing consternated. Arika Herron, Indianapolis Star, "'Worse than the sausage factory.' A minute-by-minute look at how the Indiana legislature came to a wild close," 16 Mar. 2018 A number of State Department and embassy officials are consternated as Kushner has talked with foreign government officials on behalf of Trump, Politico reported. Fox News, "Jared Kushner: Trump son-in-law's link to Russia investigation and White House influence," 26 May 2017

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First Known Use of consternate

1651, in the meaning defined above

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“Consternate.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 25 January 2020.

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