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- n. The state of being aghast or filled with amazement or horror: as, an expression of aghastness in the eyes.
- n. The state or quality of being aghast.
“Joe Scarborough, darling of the Beltway elite, has tried on the pose of aghastness at liberal society's forgiveness for all of Somalia and its piratical ways; did the Post not get the memo?”
“Don't worry about it,' Sarah said, amused at my aghastness on behalf of womenkind.”
“When the Irish people rejected the Lisbon treaty a year ago the initial reactions ranged from one of shock to horror, to aghastness and temper and vexation," said McCreevy, the EU's Internal Market Commissioner.”
“i am aghast! well, aghastness has connotations of surprise, so perhaps i am not aghast as in surprised, but aghast as in just plain aghast.amazed. horrified. that aghast. that is SO ANNOYING. beyond annoying. i know you've deliniated the whole thing, but really, the mind boggles. why did she not believe when”
“So I do totally see your point and at the same time can’t really work up any aghastness at the response.”
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