AskDefine | Define flabbergast

Dictionary Definition

flabbergast v : overcome with amazement; "This boggles the mind!" [syn: boggle, bowl over]

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Originated 1765–75; variant of flabagast (perhaps flab + aghast)


  1. To overwhelm with wonder; to stun or amaze.
    He was flabbergasted to find that his work had been done for him before he began.



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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

amaze, astonish, astound, awe, awestrike, bedaze, bedazzle, bewilder, boggle, bowl down, bowl over, confound, daze, dazzle, dumbfound, dumbfounder, overwhelm, paralyze, perplex, petrify, shock, stagger, startle, strike dead, strike dumb, strike with wonder, stun, stupefy, surprise
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