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appall - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'appall' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Appall [ a.]
- To make pale; to blanch.
- To weaken; to enfeeble; to reduce; as, an old appalled wight.
- 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.
2 . Appall [ n.]
- Terror; dismay.
3 . Appall [ v. i.]
- To grow faint; to become weak; to become dismayed or discouraged.
- To lose flavor or become stale.

Meaning of 'appall' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . appall [ v]
Meaning (1):
- fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
Example in sentence:
  • I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview;
  • The news of the executions horrified us
Meaning (2):
- strike with disgust or revulsion
Example in sentence:
  • The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends