Aghast

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Definitions

  1. a sensation of being struck with horror (and perhaps fascination as well) in response to a person or an incident that occurred in your life
  2. a feeling of figurative amazement (being lost in a maze) regarding something that is confusing or perplexing you in your current life or in the recent past
  3. an awareness that you may be frightening or affecting others in a negative manner by terrifying or confusing them needlessly
  4. a pun on the word "gassed" suggesting that you are bothering others with interminable idle chatter and thereby poisoning a social atmosphere
  5. (conversely) your concerns about another person in your life who is affecting others negatively

Synonyms

ghastly

Related terms

scared, frightened, terrified, dumbstruck, horrified, petrified, shocked

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