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

Examples of consternate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bosma looks up at the board and walks out, appearing consternated. Arika Herron, Indianapolis Star, 16 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1651, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of consternate was in 1651

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“Consternate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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