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Fun fact! "Aghast" literally means "frightened by a ghost".

Definition of the adjective aghast

What does aghast mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. struck with fear, dread, or consternation
    • examples: Stand aghast at the terrible sight. | I'm aghast at the lack of manners, common sense and so on and so forth on the net.
    • adjective position: predicative adjective (it occurs after a verb that follows the noun)
    • synonyms of aghast: appalled / dismayed / shocked
    • similar: afraid

Alternative definition of the adjective aghast


  1. Terrified; struck with amazement; showing signs of terror or horror.


  1. Aghast is a black metal musical group.
    • members:
    • album: "Hexerei im Zwielicht der Finsternis"
  2. Aghast is a musical group.
    • albums: "Aghast / 1000 Travels of Jawaharlal", "Aghast / Sed Non Satiata", "Consumer", "Polaroid"

There are other groups with in their name, like Aghast View and Aghast Manor.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Aghast

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Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language: an Anthology (2006)

an Anthology by Samuel Johnson

[This word, which is usually, by later authours, written aghast, is, not improbably, the true word derived from agaze, which has been written aghast, from a mistaken etymology. See AGHAST.] Struck with terrour; amazed; ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

AGHAST, a. or ad. d-grist' [AS. a; Dan. gyee, to shudder at: Meso-Goth. us- gaztfian, to make aghast—-from geisan, to terrify: Scot. gousty, dreary, that causes shuddering]: struck with horror; stupefied with sudden fright. Note.» Formerly in OE.

Google previewEncyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)

AGHAST, adj. [either the participle of a- guae, (See Agaze.) and then to be w listen.'. j<j>a- z*d, or agqst, or from a and -gast, Six. a ghost, which the present orthography favours; perhaps they were originally different words.] Struck with horrour ...

Google previewThe new encyclopædia; or, Universal dictionary ofarts and sciences (1807)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

AGHAST, adj. [either the participle of a- gaae, (See Agaze.) and then to be written aga- zed, or agafi, or from a and gust, S.ix. a ghost, wliklitlic present orthography favours; perhaps they were originally different words.] Stra with honour, as at ...

Google previewA Dictionary Hindustani and English (1834)

by John Shakespear

aghast. h. hakarna, v. a. To drive oxen or other cattle in a circle as when treading out grain. h. Ul£fc hakalna, v. a. (dakh.) To drive : see U&Ia hankna. h. l3\SL£a> hakbakana, v. n. To be confused or ...

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When I get a new script my mom will read them and just be aghast. I think it's hysterical. (Alia Shawkat)
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Scrabble value of A1G2H4A1S1T1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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