gobsmacked gobsmacked

Definition(s):

  • (adj) utterly astounded

Usage(s):

  1. Don't be gobsmacked if genetic testing figures into employment sooner or later.
  2. The star-studded front row appeared gobsmacked by the presentation.
  3. Fagles published terrific translations of The Iliad and The Odyssey a few years ago, so maybe I shouldn't have been gobsmacked by his Virgil.

News

  • Cyndi Lauper wins first Tony Award for 'Kinky Boots' music

    Cyndi Lauper looked absolutely gobsmacked as she made her way to the stage at Radio City Music Hall to collect her Tony Award for writing the music and lyrics for "Kinky Boots""And I can't say I wasn't practicing in front of the shower curtain for a couple of days," she says.Lauper grew up listening to her mom's collections of Broadway soundtracks."I want to thank Harvey Fiersteinfor calling me ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Zap2It

Quotes

  1. "When the referee produced the red card I was amazed - gobsmacked," Rooney said, "[but] I bear no ill feeling to Cristiano (Ronaldo) but I am disappointed he chose to get involved.
    on Jul 3, 2006 By: Wayne Rooney Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. Stuart Broad, who was bowling at the time, said: "There were a few gobsmacked faces when it popped up on the big screen."
    on Oct 28, 2008 By: Stuart Broad Source: Independent

  3. "I'm gobsmacked to still be in the tournament," said Selby, who battled back from 5-3 down to triumph 6-5 with a pressure break of 54 in the 11th and final frame. "It was a massive occasion for me - and I felt it. Overall, apart from the last...
    on Jan 16, 2008 By: Mark Selby Source: Sportinglife.com

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