What does aghast mean?

aghast meaning in General Dictionary

Terrified hit with amazement showing signs and symptoms of horror or scary

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  • See Agast v t
  • struck with fear, fear, or consternation
  • To affright; to terrify.
  • See Agast, v. t.
  • Terrified; struck with amazement; showing signs of terror or scary.

aghast meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, agast, "terrified," past participle of Middle English agasten "to frighten" (c.1200), from a- intensive prefix + Old English g


aghast meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To affright; to terrify.

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  • (a & p. p.) Terrified; hit with amazement; showing signs of terror or scary.

Sentence Examples with the word aghast

And ever, as the white moon shows her affrighted face from the steep gullies in the blackness overhead, aghast Jonah sees the rearing bowsprit pointing high upward, but soon beat downward again towards the tormented deep.

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