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(adverb, noun)


There are 3 meanings of the word Aback.

How to pronounce aback:


Aback - as an adverb

Having the wind against the forward side of the sails

Example: "The ship came up into the wind with all yards aback"

By surprise

Example: "Taken aback by the caustic remarks"

Aback - as a noun

An abacus.

Example Sentences

"I was taken aback by her sudden outburst."
"He was caught aback when he heard the news of his father's death."
"The audience was taken aback by the unexpected twist in the plot."
"She was shocked and taken aback by his rude behavior."
"The teacher was taken aback by the student's disrespectful comment."
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Word Game Points

Is ABACK a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, aback is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

ABACK has a SCRABBLE points total of 13.

Is ABACK a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, aback is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
ABACK has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 15.

Is ABACK a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, aback is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
ABACK has a WORDFEUD points total of 15.

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