What is another word for aghast?

Pronunciation: [ɐɡˈast] (IPA)

Aghast is an adjective that describes a feeling of shock or horror. It is often used to express a sense of disbelief or astonishment. There are several synonyms for the word aghast, including appalled, horrified, stunned, shocked, and amazed. These words are used to convey a similar sense of shock or dismay at something unexpected or unpleasant. Other synonyms for aghast include dismayed, astounded, bewildered, flabbergasted, and stupefied. These words can be used interchangeably with aghast in most contexts, though they may have slightly different connotations or shades of meaning depending on the situation.

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What are the hypernyms for Aghast?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for aghast?

Aghast is an expressive word that refers to being shocked or appalled by something. Some of the antonyms for aghast include calm, composed, tranquil, serene, and collected. Calm refers to a state of peacefulness and a lack of disturbance or agitation. Composed implies being in control of one's emotions and maintaining a sense of equilibrium. Tranquil suggests a sense of serenity and a lack of disturbance, and serene connotes a state of peacefulness and calmness. Collected refers to being in control of one's emotions and not easily agitated, while unperturbed implies being unaffected by what is happening in the surrounding environment. These antonyms for aghast can be used to express a sense of calmness and composure even in trying situations.

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Usage examples for Aghast

When he told Jamie, he looked aghast and said, "How quare!"
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner"
Alexander Irvine
For a moment Larry stood aghast, thinking him dead, but quickly seeing the fresh blood, he lifted the limp body and bound up the wound, and then Harry opened his eyes and smiled in Larry's face.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
Bertrand was silent, aghast.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine

Famous quotes with Aghast

  • It was a matter of survival for the local people, but it was the most violent scene I have ever witnessed. The people in my group, feeling helpless, were all spellbound and aghast at the same time. I became a vegetarian shortly after that.
    Wendie Malick
  • When I get a new script my mom will read them and just be aghast. I think it's hysterical.
    Alia Shawkat
  • A baby is shown sitting on the floor. He appears to be about a year and a half old. Incidentally, he is a very plain baby. Strewn about him on the floor are the toys that he has been playing with. There are a ball, a rattle, a ring, a doll, a bell and a pair of roller-skates. Evidently, the candidate is supposed to be aghast at the roller-skates in the possession of such a small child. The man who drew that picture had evidently never furnished playthings for a small child. I can imagine nothing that would delight a child of a year and a half more than a pair of roller-skates to chew and spin and hit himself in the face with. They could also be dropped on Daddy when Daddy was lying on the floor in an attempt to be sociable. Of all the toys arranged before the child, the roller-skates are the most logical. … That is my great trouble in taking tests and examinations of any kind. I always want to argue with the examiner, because the examiner is always so obviously wrong.
    Robert Benchley
  • ‘Shaped by student life in England, my wife and I are aghast at this frenetic sociability before the new weeks begins, this almost philistine uncaringness for the idea of Monday morning.’
    Amit Chaudhuri
  • But still the great public opinion of the free States was unmoved. It cried angrily, 'You're only making matters worse. It's very hard, but what can we do? It's none of our business. It's none of our business'. But when 1850 came, and theory was found to be fact, when the man who was angrily crying, 'It's none of my business, what have I to do with slavery?' suddenly felt the quivering, panting fugitive clinging to his knees — a wretched, forlorn, outcast, hunted man, guilty of no crime but color, and begging the succor that no honest man would refuse to a cur cowering on his threshold — then, as he stood aghast and heard Slavery thundering at his door, 'I am the law. Give me my prey! Give me my prey!' he felt God knocking at his heart, 'Whoso doeth it unto the least of these my little ones, doeth it unto me'.
    George William Curtis

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