consternate

verb
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

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1651, in the meaning defined above

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“Consternate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/consternate. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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