Synonyms of aback in English:

aback

adverb

Phrases

take someone aback

everyone in the church was taken aback when the groom's ex-wife stood up and objected to the marriage surpriseshockstunstaggerastoundastonishstartletake by surprisedumbfoundstop someone in their tracksshake (up)joltthrowunnervedisconcertunsettlebewilder informalflabbergastfloorbowl over

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