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5 definitions found
 for Aghast
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Aghast \A*ghast"\, v. t.
     See Agast, v. t. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Aghast \A*ghast"\, a. & p. p. [OE. agast, agasted, p. p. of
     agasten to terrify, fr. AS. pref. [=a]- (cf. Goth. us-, G.
     er-, orig. meaning out) + g?stan 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.]
     Terrified; struck with amazement; showing signs of terror or
     horror.
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           Aghast he waked; and, starting from his bed,
           Cold sweat in clammy drops his limbs o'erspread.
                                                    --Dryden.
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           The commissioners read and stood aghast. --Macaulay.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Agast \A*gast"\ or Aghast \A*ghast"\, v. t.
     To affright; to terrify. [Obs.] --Chaucer. Spenser.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  aghast
      adj 1: struck with fear, dread, or consternation [syn:
             aghast(p), appalled, dismayed, shocked]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  90 Moby Thesaurus words for "aghast":
     afraid, agape, agog, all agog, amazed, anxious, appalled, ashen,
     astonished, astounded, at gaze, awed, awestricken, awestruck,
     beguiled, bewildered, bewitched, blanched, breathless, captivated,
     confounded, cowed, deadly pale, dismayed, dumbfounded, dumbstruck,
     enchanted, enraptured, enravished, enthralled, entranced,
     fascinated, fearful, flabbergasted, frightened, frozen, gaping,
     gauping, gazing, gray with fear, horrified, horror-struck,
     hypnotized, in awe, in awe of, intimidated, lost in wonder,
     marveling, mesmerized, open-eyed, openmouthed, overwhelmed,
     pale as death, pallid, paralyzed, petrified, popeyed, puzzled,
     rapt in wonder, scared, scared stiff, scared to death, scary,
     shocked, spellbound, staggered, staring, startled, stunned,
     stupefied, surprised, taken aback, terrified, terror-crazed,
     terror-haunted, terror-ridden, terror-riven, terror-shaken,
     terror-smitten, terror-struck, terror-troubled, thunderstruck,
     under a charm, undone, unmanned, unnerved, unstrung, wide-eyed,
     wonder-struck, wondering
  
  

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