American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To cause consternation in.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To throw into confusion; dismay; terrify.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. to cause to be confused; confuse emotionally; to dismay.
- 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)
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