from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cause consternation in.
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- v. To cause consternation
- v. To dismay
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. to cause to be confused; confuse emotionally; to dismay.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To throw into confusion; dismay; terrify.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. fill with anxiety, dread, dismay, or confusion
Latin cōnsternāre, cōnsternāt- : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + sternere, to throw down; see ster-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)