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gobstruck

Definition:

utterly astounded

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Usage:

Britain

Comparative:

more gobstruck

Superlative:

most gobstruck

Similar to:

surprised

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

gobsmacked [Britain, informal]

Etymology:

gob + struck
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wiktionary:

gobsmacked [British, slang] | astounded [slang, British] | astonished [slang, British]

Flabbergasted, astounded, speechless, overawed. (4 of 60 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/gobsmacked

Collins Dictionary:

gobsmacked [British, slang] | astounded [synonym] | astonished [synonym]

astounded; astonished (2 of 450 words, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/gobsmacked

Oxford Dictionary:

gobsmacked [British, informal] | astounded [synonym] | gobsmacking [derived]

utterly astonished; astounded (3 of 65 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/gobsmacked

gobsmacked | gobsmacking [derived]

Syllabification: (gob┬Ěsmacked) | [British, informal] | utterly astonished; astounded. (7 of 61 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/gobsmacked

Macmillan British Dictionary:

gobsmacked [British, informal]

extremely surprised (2 of 27 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/gobsmacked

Cambridge Dictionary:

gobsmacked [British, informal]

so shocked that you cannot speak (6 of 20 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/gobsmacked

Wikipedia:

Surprise [disambiguation]

may refer to: Surprise (emotion), a brief emotional state experienced as the result of an unexpected significant event | Surprise (networks), a measure for evaluating the quality of community structure in complex networks | Surprise, Arizona |... (34 of 406 words, 36 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Surprise

Random House Dictionary:

surprise | surprised [past tense] | surprising [present participle] | take by surprise [sense-specific]

to strike or occur to with a sudden feeling of wonder or astonishment, as through unexpectedness. | to come upon or discover suddenly and ... (23 of 175 words, 10 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/surprise

New World Dictionary:

surprise | surprised [past tense] | surprising [present participle] | surprisal [rare] | surprisedly [adverb, related] | surpriser [noun, related]

to come upon suddenly or unexpectedly; take unawares | to attack or capture suddenly and without warning | to cause to feel wonder or astonishment by ... (24 of 134 words, 8 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/surprise

American Heritage Dictionary:

surprise | surprised [past tense] | surprising [present participle] | surprises [3rd-person singular present] | surpriser [noun, related] | surprisingly [adverb, related]

To encounter suddenly or unexpectedly; take or catch unawares. | To attack or capture suddenly and without warning. | To cause to feel wonder, ... (22 of 111 words, 7 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/surprise

Encarta Dictionary:

gobsmacked [British, slang] | gobstruck

extremely surprised or shocked (4 of 25 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861675677​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

gobstruck [slang, British]

Origin: gob + struck

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/gobstruck

gob | gobbed [past tense] | gobbing [present participle] | gobs [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Irish and/or Scottish Gaelic gob ("beak, bill").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/gob

Online Etymology:

gob

First use: late 14th century

Origin: "a mouthful, lump", probably from Old French gobe "mouthful, lump", related to gober "gulp, swallow down", probably from Gaulish ... (22 of 57 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=gob

American Heritage Dictionary:

gob

Origin: Middle English gobbe, probably from Old French gobe, mouthful, from gober, to gulp, of Celtic origin. | ... (16 of 35 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gob

Collins Dictionary:

gob

First use: 14th century | 20th century | 16th century

Origin: from Old French gobe lump, from gober to gulp down; see gobbet | of unknown origin | perhaps from Gaelic gob

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/gob

struck | strike

Origin: Old English strīcan; related to Old Frisian strīka to stroke, Old High German strīhhan to smooth, Latin stria furrow

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/struck

New World Dictionary:

gob

Origin: Middle English gobbe from Old French gobe, back-formation from gobet: see "gobbet" | unknown

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gob

Oxford Dictionary:

gob [entry 1] | gobbed [past tense] | gobbing [present participle] | gobs [3rd-person singular present] | gobs of

Origin: late Middle English: from Old French gobe "mouthful, lump", from gober "to swallow, gulp", perhaps of Celtic origin

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/gob

gob [entry 2]

First use: early 20th century

Origin: unknown

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/gob--2

gob [entry 3]

First use: mid 16th century

Origin: perhaps from Scottish Gaelic gob "beak, mouth"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/gob--3

Merriam-Webster:

gob [entry 1, noun]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English gobbe, probably back-formation from gobet

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/gob

gob [entry 2, noun, British]

First use: about 1550

Origin: probably from Scottish Gaelic, mouth and Irish, beak, pursed mouth

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/gob show=1

gob [entry 3, noun]

First use: 1915

Origin: unknown

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/gob show=2

Encarta Dictionary:

gob [entry 1] | gobs [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Old French gobe "mouthful" from gober "swallow"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861614442​/definition​.html  [offline]

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