Answer: shocked
Word Origin late Middle English: past participle of the obsolete verb agast gast 'frighten' from Old Englishgǣsten. The spelling with gh (originally Scots) became general by about 1700 probably influenced by ghost; compare with ghastly.
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" Aghast " traces back to a Middle English verb gasten meaning "to frighten." "Gasten" (which also gave us ghastly meaning "terrible or frightening) comes from "gast " a Middle English spelling of the word ghost. "Gast" also came to be used in English as a verb meaning "to scare."
adjective struck with overwhelming shock or amazement; filled with sudden fright or horror: They stood aghast at the sight of the plane crashing.
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Define aghast . aghast synonyms aghast pronunciation aghast translation English dictionary definition of aghast . adj. Struck by shock terror or amazement. American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language Fifth Edition.
shocked or surprised in an unpleasant way: Workers and union officials were aghast at the layoffs. (Definition of aghast from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press...