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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [flab-er-gast]
    • /ˈflæb ərˌgæst/
    • /ˈflæb.ə.ɡɑːst/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [flab-er-gast]
    • /ˈflæb ərˌgæst/

Definitions of flabbergast word

  • verb with object flabbergast to overcome with surprise and bewilderment; astound. 1
  • noun flabbergast Surprise (someone) greatly; astonish. 1
  • verb flabbergast to overcome with astonishment; amaze utterly; astound 0
  • verb transitive flabbergast to make speechless with amazement; astonish 0
  • noun flabbergast (Uncountable Noun) Overwhelming surprise, confusion or shock. 0
  • noun flabbergast (Countable Noun) An awkward person. 0

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Origin of flabbergast

First appearance:

before 1765
One of the 46% newest English words
1765-75; variant of flabagast (perhaps flabb(y) + aghast)

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Parts of speech for Flabbergast


flabbergast popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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Synonyms for flabbergast

verb flabbergast

  • dumbfound — to make speechless with amazement; astonish.
  • nonplus — to render utterly perplexed; puzzle completely.
  • disconcert — to disturb the self-possession of; perturb; ruffle: Her angry reply disconcerted me completely.
  • astound — If something astounds you, you are very surprised by it.
  • amaze — If something amazes you, it surprises you very much.

Antonyms for flabbergast

verb flabbergast

  • calm — A calm person does not show or feel any worry, anger, or excitement.
  • clear up — When you clear up or clear a place up, you tidy things and put them away.
  • bore — If someone or something bores you, you find them dull and uninteresting.
  • expect — Regard (something) as likely to happen.
  • explain — Make (an idea, situation, or problem) clear to someone by describing it in more detail or revealing relevant facts or ideas.

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