verb (used with object), ap·palled, ap·pal·ling.
Definition for appal (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Origin of appall
Examples from the Web for appal
Nothing could appal the mind so much as the contemplation of eternal solitude.
My existence is sadly cold and stern, and full of horrors that appal.The Lady of the Shroud|Bram Stoker
The messengers despatched by the Athenians to the Delphic oracle received indeed an answer well calculated to appal them.Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
We say it is the bounden duty of every Briton to help to keep up that esprit de corps which no danger can appal.
The awfulness of the difficulties in art now rose up in his mind to appal him, and he uttered a sigh.Tales of the Wonder Club, Volume II|Alexander Huth
British Dictionary definitions for appal
verb -pals, -palling or -palled or US -palls, -palling or -palled
Word Origin for appal
Word Origin and History for appal
also appal, early 14c., "to fade;" c.1400, "to grow pale," from Old French apalir "become or make pale," from a- "to" (see ad-) + palir "grow pale," from Latin pallere (see pallor). Meaning "cause dismay or shock," is 1530s. Related: Appalled; appalling.