- to fill or overcome with horror, consternation, or fear; dismay: He was appalled by the damage from the fire. I am appalled at your mistakes.
Origin of appall
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Related Words for appaldismay, dishearten, intimidate, frighten, alarm, unnerve, astound, amaze, faze, disconcert, outrage, daunt, awe, petrify, terrify, appal, scare, shock, insult, consternate
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Historical Examples of appal
The sudden face of death might appal me for a moment, but the fear is over.The Last Days of Pompeii
Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
The scenes presented were enough to appal the stoutest nerves.Woman's Work in the Civil War
Linus Pierpont Brockett
The rest of the trail was a puzzle, indeed, but it presently ceased to appal.The Kindred of the Wild
Charles G. D. Roberts
The scene, however, was still terrific, and sufficient to appal the stoutest heart.Hildebrand
The thought of death does not appal him, it braces him to work and joy.
- (tr) to fill with horror; shock or dismay