flabbergasting


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flab·ber·gast

 (flăb′ər-găst′)
tr.v. flab·ber·gast·ed, flab·ber·gast·ing, flab·ber·gasts
To cause to be overcome with astonishment; astound. See Synonyms at surprise.

[Origin unknown.]
Translations

flabbergasting

adj pred (inf)unglaublich
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