View synonyms for appalled


[ uh-pawld ]


  1. overcome with horror, shock, outrage, or dismay:

    I am appalled at the very idea of selling one’s vote.


  1. the simple past tense and past participle of appall ( def ).
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His upper-middle-class parents—played by Jeffrey Wright and Jennifer Hudson—are appalled and angry, but they also feel helpless.

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“He’s obviously very shaken, very appalled, very angry,” Contee said, adding that rioters stole items from the officer and, he thinks, tried to get his firearm.

Stacie MacDonald, a former Republican candidate for the House of Delegates who is helping to finance the lawsuit, said in a statement she was “absolutely appalled” at the county’s steps because of the fragile state of the economy.

After the first week, my husband and I, both also working from home, were appalled.

So we shouldn’t be appalled by that, but we should make sure that everybody is paying their fair share.

I remember being appalled that he killed off Little Nell in The Old Curiosity Shop.

Israelis often are amused and appalled by the crazies attracted to the Holy Land, and not only for religious reasons.

But outsiders, generally, are embarrassed or appalled, and so are a growing number of locals.

The notion of anarchy so appalled the conservative Reagan, he came out against Briggs, and it was defeated.

“I was truly appalled by the realization of the deceit involved,” Bradlee wrote.

A quick vision of death smote her soul, and for a second of time appalled and enfeebled her senses.

Louis was too much appalled by the two leading charges, to shew any surprise at the third.

The anger and rebellion had been comatose in these years of freedom, but the maturer brain was the more uneasy, at times appalled.

The people huddled together, and looked into each others' appalled faces, and no man said a word.

It was this absence of interest after close upon a year in the country that appalled him as much as his inner visioning.