from The Century Dictionary.

  • To grow pale or become dim.
  • To become weak in quality, or faint in strength; fade; fail; decay.
  • To become faint-hearted; lose courage or resolution; become dismayed.
  • To become weak, flat, stale, and insipid; lose flavor or taste, as fermented liquor.
  • To make pale; cause to grow pale; blanch.
  • To cause to become weak or to fail; weaken; reduce.
  • To deprive of courage or strength through fear; cause to shrink with fear; confound with fear; dismay; terrify: as, the sight appalled the stoutest heart.
  • To cause to become weak, flat, or stale, or to lose flavor or taste, as fermented liquor.
  • noun A state of terror; affright; dismay; consternation.

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  • verb UK, less common Alternative spelling of appall.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb strike with disgust or revulsion
  • verb fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised


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