Meaning of aghastment in English:

aghastment

noun

rare
  • In early use: †terror, fright, alarm (obsolete). Later: shock, horror.

Pronunciation

aghastment

/əˈɡɑːstm(ə)nt/ /əˈɡastɪm(ə)nt/

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Nashe (d. c1601), writer. Originally from agast + -ment.