Meaning: taken by surprise, unexpected
Image Sentence: The dog was taken aback when the cat told him she was pregnant.
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Synonyms: Bewildered, confused, embarrassed, humiliated, ashamed, bugged, crushed,
mortified, fazed, confounded
Antonyms: Clear, understanding, composed, oriented, proud, at ease
Other sentences with Aback:
- I was more than taken aback by this tribute.
- But I was so taken aback by this new act of kindness that I could not say a word.
- My point is that people want opinions, but are usually taken aback by what they here.
- But others involved in the negotiations were taken aback by his optimism.
- Suddenly, glancing up at the dim cloud of sails above, I saw that we were aback and making sternway.
- Completely taken aback by the neighbors’ announcement that they were moving.
First known use of the word Aback: before 12th century
Other words related to the word Aback: unaware, suddenly, dumbfounded, stunned,
stupefied, abruptly, amazingly, surprisingly
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