appalled
appalled appalled adj. 1. struck with fear, dread, or consternation.

Syn: aghast(predicate), dismayed, shocked. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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 — 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.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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