Definitions for aghastəˈgæst, əˈgɑst

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  1. aghast(p), appalled, dismayed, shocked(adj)

    struck with fear, dread, or consternation

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  1. aghast(Adjective)

    Terrified; struck with amazement; showing signs of terror or horror.

  2. Origin: From agast, agasted, past participle of agasten, from prefix a- (compare with Gothic 033F0343-, German er-, originally meaning "out") + gæstan: compare Gothic 033F03430332033003390343033E0330033D; akin to Latin haerere. See gaze, hesitate.

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  1. Aghast(verb)

    to affright; to terrify

  2. Aghast(verb)

    see Agast, v. t

  3. Aghast

    terrified; struck with amazement; showing signs of terror or horror

  4. Origin: [OE. agast, agasted, p. p. of agasten to terrify, fr. AS. pref. - (cf. Goth. us-, G. er-, orig. meaning out) + gstan to terrify, torment: cf. Goth. usgaisjan to terrify, primitively to fix, to root to the spot with terror; akin to L. haerere to stick fast, cling. See Gaze, Hesitate.]


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