aghast

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Aghast \A*ghast"\, verb (used with an object) See {Agast}, verb (used with an object) [Obs.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Aghast \A*ghast"\, adjective & 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.

Aghast he waked; and, starting from his bed, Cold sweat in clammy drops his limbs o'erspread. --Dryden.

The commissioners read and stood aghast. --Macaulay.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Agast \A*gast"\ or Aghast \A*ghast"\, verb (used with an object) To affright; to terrify. [Obs.] --Chaucer. Spenser.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

aghast

adjective

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

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