aghast(p), appalled, dismayed, shocked(adj)
struck with fear, dread, or consternation
Terrified; struck with amazement; showing signs of terror or horror.
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.
to affright; to terrify
see Agast, v. t
terrified; struck with amazement; showing signs of terror or horror
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.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
a-gast′, adj. stupefied with horror. [Properly agast; M. E. agasten, to terrify; A.S. intens. pfx. á-, and gæstan, to terrify. The primary notion of the root gæs- (Goth. gais-) is to fix, stick; to root to the spot with terror. See Gaze.]
The numerical value of aghast in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of aghast in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I could drop my pants, moon the whole crowd. Everybody would be aghast, except the press guys would never notice.
I was aghast that there was no women’s bodybuilding, if there’s a category for men, why can’t there be a category for women?
We were aghast they could do this without informing us, we own them. Just as importantly, we do not sell our religious objects. It's a very strong principle. If you're paying ransom to a kidnapper, you can sell religious objects. Otherwise, you cannot.
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Translations for aghast
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- ужасен, слисанBulgarian
- horroritzatCatalan, Valencian
- fassungslos, zutiefst erschrocken, bestürztGerman
- aterrado, atemorizado, horrorizado, asustado, espantado, pasmadoSpanish
- effaré, effrayé, paniqué, affolé, épouvanté, pantois, stupéfaitFrench
- զարհուրած, շվարած, սարսափածArmenian
- terrorizzato, spaventato, sgomentoItalian
- 呆然, あっけJapanese
- bestört, häpen, förskräcktSwedish
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