Definitions for aghastəˈgæst, əˈgɑst

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word aghast

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•ghastəˈgæst, əˈgɑst(adj.)

  1. struck with overwhelming shock or amazement; filled with sudden fright or horror.

Origin of aghast:

1225–75; ME agast frightened, ptp. of agasten=a-a -3+gasten, OE gǣstan to frighten

Princeton's WordNet

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

    struck with fear, dread, or consternation

Wiktionary

  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.

Webster Dictionary

  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

Anagrams of aghast

  1. Gathas


Translations for aghast

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

aghast(adjective)

struck with horror

She was aghast at the mess.

Get even more translations for aghast »

Translation

Find a translation for the aghast definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these aghast definitions with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"aghast." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 21 Dec. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/aghast>.

Are we missing a good definition for aghast?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for aghast: