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Date: 1700-1800
Origin: Perhaps from flabby + aghast (= shocked)


flab‧ber‧gas‧ted informal
extremely surprised or shocked:
When I heard how much money we'd made, I was flabbergasted.
WORD FOCUS: surprised WORD FOCUS: surprised
very surprised: amazed, astonished, astounded, dumbfounded, staggered, flabbergasted, gobsmacked BrE informal, speechless, be lost for words, can't believe your eyes/ears

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