Definition of "aghast" [a•ghast]

  • Struck by shock, terror, or amazement. (adjective)

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Use "aghast" in a sentence
  • "The slim night elf sat atop his cat, his expression aghast."
  • "What should have everyone aghast is that this man fantasizes himself as Presidential material."
  • "Behold him next assuming the reins of government at a time when every other mind on earth would have shrunk aghast from the fearful task, or sunk beneath its complicated perils."