Definition of Flabbergast

1. Verb. Overcome with amazement. "The performance is likely to flabbergast Sue"; "This boggles the mind!"

Exact synonyms: Boggle, Bowl Over
Generic synonyms: Surprise



Definition of Flabbergast

1. v. t. To astonish; to strike with wonder, esp. by extraordinary statements.

Definition of Flabbergast

1. Verb. (transitive) To overwhelm with bewilderment; to stun, confound or amaze, especially with ludicrous affect.(reference-book ¹

2. Noun. Overwhelming surprise, confusion or shock.(reference-book ¹

3. Noun. An awkward person.(reference-book ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flabbergast

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Flabbergast

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Literary usage of Flabbergast

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1883)
""You flabbergast me!1' she exclaims, and wonders that she should have been so ignorant. I am amused at "flabbergast," which she thinks is correct. ..."

2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1894)
"Hence, any toy for an hour—temporary plaything. Bailey, Diet., says, ' A gadding, idle Gossip.' flabbergast [flab-a-gast], va To astonish, bewilder, amaze. ..."

3. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1901)
""To knock one bandy" is tailors' slang meaning to astound, to " flabbergast," and probably alludes to the attitude of having the legs somewhat apart that ..."

4. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1876)
"If you do, I'll flabbergast you." " Now, child, don't sit there as if you were asleep," Mrs. Mason would say to her sharply. " Begin to your washing-up, ..."

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