Definition of Flabbergasting

1. Verb. (present participle of flabbergast) ¹



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Definition of Flabbergasting

1. flabbergast [v] - See also: flabbergast

Lexicographical Neighbors of Flabbergasting

flabagast
flabagasted
flabagasting
flabagasts
flabaghast
flabaghasted
flabaghasting
flabaghasts
flabbergast
flabbergastation
flabbergasted
flabbergaster
flabbergastered
flabbergastering
flabbergasters
flabbergasting (current term)
flabbergastingly
flabbergastment
flabbergasts
flabberghast
flabberghasted
flabberghasting
flabberghasts
flabbier
flabbiest
flabbily
flabbiness
flabbinesses
flabby
flabel

Literary usage of Flabbergasting

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

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1906)
"Chesterton, Gilbert Keith, 1874- Contemporary fiction. Reader. 9: 78-82. D. '06. New humility. Llv. Age. 250: 102-5. Jl. 14, '06. flabbergasting genius of ..."

2. The Court Theatre 1904-1907: A Commentary and Criticism by Desmond MacCarthy (1907)
"... flash of teeth and eyes in smiling, which I imagine to have been one of the characteristics which made the assaults of the real Dolly so flabbergasting; ..."

3. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1861)
"Now, there are assertions, not dissimilar in their power of benumbing and flabbergasting one, but yet within the bounds ..."

4. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"The French use the epithet abracadabrant, which is best rendered by "stunning" or "flabbergasting." Abracadabra was a cabalistic word in the Middle Ages. ..."

5. The Slang Dictionary: Etymological, Historical, and Anecdotal by John Camden Hotten (1874)
"... is from the Anglo-Saxon ; and ancient nobles used to " get each other's ' dander' up" before appealing to their swords,—quite " flabbergasting" (also ..."

6. The London Magazine by John Scott, John Taylor (1822)
"You're quite tormenting witli your flabbergasting. Proserpine. Hard-hearted king of brimstone—Oh! By goles, Hold, or your tougue will purchase you a basting ..."

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