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  • adj. shocked, horrified by something unpleasant
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of appall.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of appal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. struck with fear, dread, or consternation.

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

  • adj. struck with fear, dread, or consternation


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  • And it's not every day that you get an email from one using the word "appalled" when referring to an article in a respected journal like Pediatrics.


  • Toryn studied her for a long moment while he bit back a dozen comments that would likely cause her to swoon in appalled shock.

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  • But all war is ugly, a fulsome horror that, someday, as with gladiatorial contests, we will look back at in appalled disbelief: we did that?

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  • The inclusion of B'Tselem in a list of groups called "questionable" and associated with the word "appalled" is a shameful smear.

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  • Having grown up in Maine, I used that well-worn term 'appalled and aghast,' so I started looking into it, Orcutt said.

    Whoopie pies spark food fight between Pennsylvania, Maine

  • (Isaiah 59: 15-16) (this is the only place where the word appalled is used for the way God feels -- in other words, the only thing which we know God is appalled by is if people are not doing justice) "Blessed are they who maintain justice ...."

    As People of Faith . . . We Must Impeach

  • She gave an impassioned speech about how being Jewish, what Israeli is ostensibly doing in her name appalled and saddened her.

    Dennis Perrin: My Yearly Kos Diary

  • Cuff assumed an expression of appalled innocence that affected Mrs. Tipton not in the least.

    The Blackstone Key

  • It is because of those bonds that so many people in our country were appalled to see the Dutch word "apartheid" become the symbol of the deep division in your country and the oppression of the majority of its people.

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  • Liu turned to Ruiz%Sanchez, her expression appalled beneath its weariness.

    A Case Of Conscience


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