Synonyms for aghast

Grammar : Adj
Spell : uh-gast, uh-gahst
Phonetic Transcription : əˈgæst, əˈgɑst

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Définition of aghast

Origin :
  • 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
Example sentences :
  • "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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