Synonyms of aback in English:

aback

adverb

Phrases

take someone aback

Joanna was taken aback by the violence of his reaction surpriseshockstunstaggerastoundastonishstartletake by surprisedumbfounddazenonplusstop someone in their tracksstupefytake someone's breath awayshake (up)joltthrowunnervedisconcertdisturbdisquietunsettlediscomposebewilder informalflabbergastknock for sixknock sidewaysknock outfloorstrike dumb

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