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.
I am appalled by the notion of groups being scrutinized by the IRS for their ideological views.
Stop Calling Obama Aloof! Paul Begala May 19, 2013
It infuriated James Baker, confounded Condoleezza Rice, and appalled Madeleine Albright.
Why Bibi Humiliated Biden Martin Indyk March 10, 2010
Holbrooke reportedly has been appalled at how badly prepared the State Department is to mount such a civilian effort.
Obama’s All Action, No Strategy in Afghanistan Russ Hoyle March 6, 2009
The old guard African-American players were as appalled as everyone else with the 20-somethings dressing like they were 16.
NBA Players Are Wearing Sweatpants Again, but Now They Cost $550 Sujay Kumar November 10, 2013
When the House of Bishops made its ruling, Cain was appalled.
Meet the Gay Priest Getting Married Nico Hines March 24, 2014
We were all appalled before that power, which, to human seeming, could bless or blast us in a moment.
My Bondage and My Freedom Frederick Douglass
The utter loneliness behind him and ahead of him appalled him in its contrast to this.
Quaint Courtships Various
He was appalled at the outburst of Anglophobia and war-talk which followed the message.
The Letters of William James, Vol. II William James
The eventuality he had not foreseen had appalled him as a humane man and a fond husband.
The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
Really, the more he looked the situation in the face the more it appalled him.
Fred Fenton on the Track Allen Chapman
verb -pals, -palling, -palled (US) -palls, -palling, -palled
(transitive) to fill with horror; shock or dismay
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.
causing dismay or horror: an appalling accident; an appalling lack of manners. Contemporary Examples When my father approached, he saw that both looked “appallingly young.” My Father, The Inglourious Basterd Kim Masters August 8, 2009 His course managed to be both dreadfully dull and appallingly difficult, with few light moments. Stonewall Jackson, VMI’s Most Embattled […]
one of a hardy breed of riding horses, developed in the North American West, having a mottled hide, vertically striped hoofs, and eyes that show a relatively large proportion of white. noun a breed of horse, originally from America, typically having a spotted rump breed of horses favored by Indian tribes in U.S. West, 1849, […]
land or some other source of revenue assigned for the maintenance of a member of the family of a ruling house. whatever belongs rightfully or appropriately to one’s rank or station in life. a natural or necessary accompaniment; adjunct. Historical Examples It was enough for him that an appanage of Royalty had said that some […]
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