appall

or ap·pal

[ uh-pawl ]
/ əˈpɔl /

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.

Nearby words

  1. appalachian mountains,
  2. appalachian national scenic trail,
  3. appalachian spring,
  4. appalachian tea,
  5. appalachian trail,
  6. appalled,
  7. appalling,
  8. appaloosa,
  9. appanage,
  10. appar.

Origin of appall

1275–1325; Middle English < 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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