French translation of 'aback'
to be taken aback
être décontenancé(e)to be taken aback by sth
⇒ I was taken aback by his reaction.
Sa réaction m'a décontenancé.
Example Sentences Including 'aback'
Maybe she'd been taken aback to hear her own voice spilling her trouble to strangers.Something in the Water
Newscaster Sir Trevor McDonald (no relation), presenting the honour, was taken aback by his namesake's decision not to accept the prize.RESCUING ROSE (2002)
She had expected him to laugh and was taken aback when he didn't.Death of a Nymph
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Translation of aback from the Collins English to French Dictionary