American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To fill with consternation or dismay. See Synonyms at dismay.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See appal.
- v. transitive 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To make pale; to blanch.
- v. obsolete To weaken; to enfeeble; to reduce.
- v. 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.
- v. obsolete To grow faint; to become weak; to become dismayed or discouraged.
- v. obsolete To lose flavor or become stale.
- n. poet. Terror; dismay.
- v. fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
- v. strike with disgust or revulsion
- Old French apalir ("to grow pale, make pale"); a (Latin ad) + palir ("to grow pale, to make pale"), pâle ("pale"). See pale, a., and compare with pall. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English apallen, to grow faint, from Old French apalir : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + palir, to grow pale (from pale, pale, from Latin pallidus, from pallēre, to grow pale; see pel-1 in Indo-European roots). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“It's no wonder that the corporate elitists who actually run the Party disgust and appall themselves whenever they have to go out and appeal to the base and deal with its leaders.”
“Under the old eyes of a principal whose narrow glance is ample to subdue but not appall, the children spill around the skinned and limbless maple as if outside the temple of a declining god of simple rituals easily met.”
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