appall

  • 1 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.] [1913… …

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  • 2 Appall — Ap*pall , v. i. 1. To grow faint; to become weak; to become dismayed or discouraged. [Obs.] Gower. [1913 Webster] 2. To lose flavor or become stale. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 Appall — Ap*pall , n. Terror; dismay. [Poet.] Cowper. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 appall — index discompose, disconcert, harrow, repel (disgust) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5 appall — (v.) also appal, early 14c., to fade; c.1400, to grow pale, from O.Fr. apalir become or make pale, from a to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + palir grow pale, from L. pallere (see PALLOR (Cf. pallor)). Meaning …

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  • 6 appall — horrify, *dismay, daunt Analogous words: terrify, affright, *frighten: confound, dumbfound, bewilder (see PUZZLE) Antonyms: nerve, embolden Contrasted words: energize, *vitalize, activate: *comfort, solace, console …

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  • 7 appall — / appal [v] horrify alarm, amaze, astound, awe, consternate, daunt, disconcert, dishearten, dismay, faze, frighten, get to*, gross out*, insult, intimidate, outrage, petrify, scare, shake, shock, terrify, throw, unnerve; concepts 7,19,42 Ant.… …

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  • 8 appall — [ə pôl′] vt. [ME apallen < OFr apalir < a , to + palir, to grow pale < L palescere < pallere, to be pale: see PALE1] to fill with horror or dismay; shock SYN. DISMAY …

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  • 9 appall — verb 1. strike with disgust or revulsion The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends • Syn: ↑shock, ↑offend, ↑scandalize, ↑scandalise, ↑appal, ↑outrage • Derivationally related forms …

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  • 10 appall — verb it doesn t take much to appall her Syn: horrify, shock, dismay, distress, outrage, scandalize; disgust, repel, revolt, sicken, nauseate, offend, make someone s blood run cold …

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  • 11 appall — also appal verb (appalled; appalling) Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French apalir, from Old French, from a (from Latin ad ) + palir to grow pale, from Latin pallescere, inchoative of pallēre to be pale more at fallow Date: 14th century …

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  • 12 appall — /euh pawl /, v.t. 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. Also, appal. [1275 1325; ME < MF ap(p)allir to grow or make pale, equiv. to a A 5 +… …

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  • 13 appall — verb /ʌˈpɔl/ 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. The house of… …

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  • 14 appall — Synonyms and related words: abash, astound, awe, confound, daunt, discomfit, disconcert, disgust, dismay, faze, freeze, give offense, gross out, horrify, nauseate, offend, overawe, paralyze, petrify, put off, put out, repel, revolt, scare stiff,… …

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  • 15 appall — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. horrify, shock; disgust, revolt. See fear, pain. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. shock, amaze, horrify, dismay; see dismay , shock 2 . See Synonym Study at dismay . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. dismay …

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  • 16 appall — ap|pall [ ə pɔl ] verb transitive to shock or offend someone very much: The scale of the destruction appalled us …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 appall — v. (R) it apalled me to see such sloppy work; it apalled them that no preparations had been made …

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  • 18 appall — v. horrify, outrage, dismay …

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  • 19 appall — v. a. Terrify, frighten, affright, dismay, daunt, horrify, shock, put in great fear, strike with terror, petrify with fear, palsy or paralyze with fear …

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  • 20 appall — v 1. frighten, Archaic. affright, alarm, scare, intimidate; harrow, horrify, terrify, frighten out of one s wits, scare to death; shock, startle, astound, stun, stupefy, paralyze, petrify. 2. dismay, consternate, discourage, dishearten, deter;… …

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