Synonyms for aghast
|Grammar : Adj|
|Spell : uh-gast, uh-gahst|
|Phonetic Transcription : əˈgæst, əˈgɑst|
Top 10 synonyms for aghast Other synonyms for the word aghast
Définition of aghastOrigin :
- c.1300, agast, "terrified," past participle of Middle English agasten "to frighten" (c.1200), from a- intensive prefix + Old English gæstan "to terrify," from gæst "spirit, ghost" (see ghost). The -gh- spelling appeared early 15c. in Scottish and is possibly a Flemish influence, or after ghost, etc. It became general after 1700.
- adj horrified; very surprised
- "No, no; thank you," gasped the boy, aghast at the reckless audacity of the proposal.
- Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
- The wench came up soon after, all aghast, with a Laud, Miss!
- Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
- When mamma saw the wide staircase leading to the dormitories she was aghast.
- Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
- The spectators recoiled, aghast with indignant astonishment.
- Extract from : « Henry Dunbar » by M. E. Braddon
- I heard Cousin Egbert say with what I was aghast to suspect was admiration.
- Extract from : « Ruggles of Red Gap » by Harry Leon Wilson
- Daniel, aghast and alarmed, would have raised her but she pushed him away.
- Extract from : « Cap'n Dan's Daughter » by Joseph C. Lincoln
- But Seth, instead of accepting the invitation, stared at him aghast.
- Extract from : « The Woman-Haters » by Joseph C. Lincoln
- For a spell I was too thunderstruck to speak, aghast at this catastrophe.
- Extract from : « Bardelys the Magnificent » by Rafael Sabatini
- She was aghast, for all that she was far from understanding.
- Extract from : « The Snare » by Rafael Sabatini
- One step was all he took, and then he stopped, wide-eyed, aghast.
- Extract from : « Once to Every Man » by Larry Evans
Antonyms for aghast
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