aghast adj : struck with fear, dread, or consternation [syn: aghast(p), appalled, dismayed, shocked]
Etymologyagast, agasted, p. p. of agasten, fr. AS. prefix a- (compare with Gothic us-, German er-, originally meaning "out") + g?stan ("to terrify, torment"): compare Gothic usgaisjan; akin to Latin haerere. See gaze, hesitate.
- Rhymes: -ɑːst
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