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Date: 1200-1300
Origin: From the past participle of aghast 'to frighten' (13-16 centuries), from gast 'to frighten' (11-17 centuries), from Old English gæstan

aghast

adjective
     
a‧ghast [not before noun] written
feeling or looking shocked by something you have seen or just found out
aghast at
Everyone was aghast at the verdict.
Hank looked at her aghast.
WORD FOCUS: shocked WORD FOCUS: shocked
similar words: horrified, stunned, shaken, traumatized, outraged, aghast written
shocked

See also
shocked

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