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appall

[ uh-pawl ]
/ əˈpɔl /
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Definition of appall

verb (used with object)
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.
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Also especially British, ap·pal .

Origin of appall

First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English, from Middle French ap(p)allir “to grow or make pale,” equivalent to a-a-5 + pal(l)ir in same sense; see pale1

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See frighten.
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