flabbergasted

[ flab-er-gast ]SEE DEFINITION OF flabbergasted
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If ever a poor devil was flabbergasted, it was the head of the Boyne agency at that moment.

And when he hears what's been goin' on, he's the most flabbergasted sailor man I ever saw.

Hilton smiled at the flabbergasted captain and went back to the lounge.

I still don't know what was on the cart because I was too flabbergasted to notice it.

“I only wanted to see the library,” stuttered Trix, flabbergasted, dismayed.

“Not that I know of, sir,” said I, flabbergasted by his question.

Like Dorcas, for an instant, she was utterly "flabbergasted," if you know what that means.

But Clive was there first, and we speak the truth when we say that he was flabbergasted.

There was little doubt but that the soldier was flabbergasted.

Honest, that man hardly knew what to say, he was so flabbergasted.

WORD ORIGIN

1772, mentioned (with bored) in a magazine article as a new vogue word, perhaps from some dialect (in 1823 flabbergast was noted as a Sussex word), likely an arbitrary formation from flabby or flapper and aghast.

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