adjective

Struck with fear dread, or consternation.
Showing signs of terror or horror.

Sentence Examples

Idioms

  • grow pale
  • have palpitations
  • look blue
  • out of one’s reckoning
  • not believe your eyes
  • look blank
  • not know what hit you
  • in a cold sweat
  • as though you’ve seen a ghost
  • frightened to death
  • be like a rabbit caught in the headlights
  • almost have a heart attack
  • pale as ashes
  • not believe your ears
  • not dare to say one’s soul is one’s own
  • horror of horrors
  • your eyes pop out of your head
  • besides oneself with fear or terror
  • leap out of your skin
  • eyes out on stalks
  • be struck dumb

Sentence Examples

Stunned, Marc watched aghast as flames engulfed the wooden ball.

For a moment we stood aghast, and gazed at this horrifying sight.

Wordly was aghast the other day when she saw her dog run through the house covered in mud.