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flabbergast

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of flabbergast

  1. to make a strong impression on (someone) with something unexpected your decision to suddenly quit your job flabbergasts me Synonyms of flabbergast amaze, astonish, astound, bowl over, dumbfound (also dumfound), surprise, floor, rock, shock, startle, stun, stupefy, thunderstrikeWords Related to flabbergast befuddle, bewilder, blindside, blow away, confound, confuse, daze, discomfit, disconcert, dismay, jar, muddle, nonplus, perplex, shake up

Synonym Discussion of flabbergast

surprise, astonish, astound, amaze, flabbergast mean to impress forcibly through unexpectedness. surprise stresses causing an effect through being unexpected but not necessarily unusual or novel.
    • surprised to find them at home
astonish implies surprising so greatly as to seem incredible.
    • a discovery that astonished the world
astound stresses the shock of astonishment.
    • too astounded to respond
amaze suggests an effect of bewilderment.
    • amazed by the immense size of the place
flabbergast may suggest thorough astonishment and bewilderment or dismay.
    • flabbergasted by his angry refusal


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