flabbergasted

flabbergasted
[[t]flæ̱bə(r)gɑːstɪd, -gæst-[/t]]
ADJ-GRADED: usu v-link ADJ, oft ADJ by n, ADJ to-inf (emphasis)
If you say that you are flabbergasted by something, you are emphasizing that you are extremely surprised by it.

Everybody was flabbergasted when I announced I was going to emigrate to Australia.


English dictionary. 2008.

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