Appalled
Appall Ap*pall", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Appalled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Appalling}.] [OF. appalir to grow pale, make pale; a (L. ad) + p[^a]lir to grow pale, to make pale, p[^a]le pale. See Pale, a., and cf. {Pall}.] 1. To make pale; to blanch. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The answer that ye made to me, my dear, . . . Hath so appalled my countenance. --Wyatt. [1913 Webster]

2. To weaken; to enfeeble; to reduce; as, an old appalled wight. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Wine, of its own nature, will not congeal and freeze, only it will lose the strength, and become appalled in extremity of cold. --Holland. [1913 Webster]

3. To depress or discourage with fear; to impress with fear in such a manner that the mind shrinks, or loses its firmness; to overcome with sudden terror or horror; to dismay; as, the sight appalled the stoutest heart. [1913 Webster]

The house of peers was somewhat appalled at this alarum. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To dismay; terrify; daunt; frighten; affright; scare; depress. See {Dismay}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • appalled — adj. 1. struck with fear, dread, or consternation. Syn: aghast(predicate), dismayed, shocked. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appalled — (adj.) 1570s, enfeebled; c.1600, dismayed; pp. adjective from APPALL (Cf. appall) …   Etymology dictionary

  • appalled — adj. 1) appalled at, by (we were appalled at/by the news) 2) appalled to + inf. (I was appalled to see the results of their work) 3) appalled that + clause (everyone was appalled that the murderer had been released on parole) * * * by (we were… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • appalled — ap|palled [ ə pɔld ] adjective offended or shocked very much by something, because it is extremely unpleasant or bad: appalled to see/hear/find/discover etc.: She was appalled to hear that her husband had been arrested. appalled at/by: I was… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • appalled — UK [əˈpɔːld] / US [əˈpɔld] adjective offended or shocked very much by something, because it is extremely unpleasant or bad appalled at/by: I was appalled by his arrogant attitude. appalled (that): I m appalled that a doctor would behave like that …   English dictionary

  • appalled — ap|palled [əˈpo:ld US əˈpo:ld] adj very shocked and upset by something very bad or unpleasant appalled by ▪ I was appalled by what I saw. appalled at ▪ He was appalled at how dirty the place was. ▪ When I heard what had happened I was absolutely… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • appalled — [[t]əpɔ͟ːld[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, usu ADJ by/at n If you are appalled by something, you are shocked or disgusted because it is so bad or unpleasant. She said that the Americans are appalled at the statements made at the conference...… …   English dictionary

  • appalled — adjective very shocked by something very bad or unpleasant (+ by/at): Rescue workers were appalled at what they saw …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • appalled — un·appalled; …   English syllables

  • appalled — [əˈpɔːld] adj offended or shocked I m appalled that a doctor would behave like that.[/ex] appal verb [T] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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