Complete Definition of "aghast"

English

Etymology
OE. agast, agasted, p. p. of agasten to terrify, fr. AS. prefix a- (compare with Goth. us-, G. er-, originally meaning out) + g?stan to terrify, torment: cf. Goth. usgaisjan to terrify, primitively to fix, to root to the spot with terror; akin to Latin haerere to stick fast, cling. See Gaze, Hesitate.

Pronunciation
IPA|/ʌˈgæst/
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɑːst|-ɑːst

Adjective
en-adj

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

#* 1902, The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle.
#*: And while the revellers stood aghast at the fury of the man, one more wicked or, it may be, more drunken than the rest, cried out that they should put the hounds upon her.

Translations
Finnish: kauhistunut

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