verb (used with object), ap·palled, ap·pal·ling.
- appalachian dulcimer,
- appalachian mountains,
- appalachian national scenic trail
verb (used with object)
Origin of appall
Examples from the Web for appalled
Israelis often are amused and appalled by the crazies attracted to the Holy Land, and not only for religious reasons.The Strange Case of the Christian Zionist Terrorist|Creede Newton|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.Gay Activist David Mixner: I Mercy Killed 8 People|Tim Teeman|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The world was appalled by his actions and many questioned whether he would ever be able to return to the world of fashion.
The current Queen, who urged Scottish voters to “think very carefully” before destroying the United Kingdom, would be appalled.Voter Intimidation Grips Scotland as It Votes on Independence|Nico Hines|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Appalled, almost unmanned, I bowed my head still lower as the quick tears of rage wet my lashes.The Reckoning|Robert W. Chambers
As she enlarged upon this phase of her life Victor was appalled by it.Victor Ollnee's Discipline|Hamlin Garland
He expected her to be appalled by this; but she stood still, thinking it over.Tommy and Grizel|J.M. Barrie
He is appalled at the fierce conflict which rages far and wide.The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume I.(of III) 1555-66|John Lothrop Motley
Doby was appalled, as well he might be, by this narrow escape.Strange Stories of the Great Valley|Abbie Johnston Grosvenor
verb -pals, -palling or -palled or US -palls, -palling or -palled
Word Origin for appal
1570s, "enfeebled;" c.1600, "dismayed;" past participle adjective from appall.
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.