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EtymologyEdit

Past tense of flabbergast.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈflæbəɡæstəd/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈflæbɚˌɡæstəd/
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AdjectiveEdit

flabbergasted (comparative more flabbergasted, superlative most flabbergasted)

  1. Appalled, annoyed, exhausted or disgusted.[1]
    He was flabbergasted at how much weight he had gained.
    • 1952. Agnes Morley Cleaveland. Satan's Paradise: from Lucien Maxwell to Fred Lambert. Houghton-Mifflin.
      Maxwell made a lunge at his flabbergasted guest, who ducked just in time to escape the great hands reaching for him.
    • 2008. Dutch Sheets. Watchman Prayer: Keeping the Enemy Out While Protecting Your Family, Home. Gospel Light. page 57.
      From behind her paper, she was flabbergasted to see a neatly dressed man helping himself to her cookies.
  2. (euphemistic, rare) Damned.[2]

SynonymsEdit

See Thesaurus:astonished

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

flabbergasted

  1. simple past tense and past participle of flabbergast

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Green, Jonathan (2005) Cassell's Dictionary of Slang[1], Sterling Publishing Company, page 511
  2. ^ Green, Jonathan (2005) Cassell's Dictionary of Slang[2], Sterling Publishing Company, page 511

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