Definitions for aghastəˈgæst, əˈgɑst

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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


  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

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struck with horror

She was aghast at the mess.

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