[ flab-er-gast ]
/ ˈflæb ərˌgæst /
verb (used with object)
to overcome with surprise and bewilderment; astound.
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dumbfound, nonplus, disconcert, astound, amaze, astonish, daze, stun, overwhelm, shock, abash, confound, stagger, throw, overcome
Origin of flabbergast
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Examples from the Web for flabbergast
But there had been no need, and Stockdale was too shrewd a man to "barge in" and flabbergast his youthful Sub.A Sub and a Submarine|Percy F. Westerman
And nothing has happened to astound or flabbergast him, to send him sprawling with Cheyne-Stokes breathing.Europe After 8:15|H. L. Mencken, George Jean Nathan and Willard Huntington Wright
/ (ˈflæbəˌɡɑːst) /
informal to overcome with astonishment; amaze utterly; astound
Word Origin for flabbergast
C18: of uncertain origin
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