appal


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appal

(əˈpɔːl) or

appall

vb, -pals, -palling or -palled, -palls, -palling or -palled
(tr) to fill with horror; shock or dismay
[C14: from Old French appalir to turn pale]

appal


Past participle: appalled
Gerund: appalling

Imperative
appal
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Present
I appal
you appal
he/she/it appals
we appal
you appal
they appal
Preterite
I appalled
you appalled
he/she/it appalled
we appalled
you appalled
they appalled
Present Continuous
I am appalling
you are appalling
he/she/it is appalling
we are appalling
you are appalling
they are appalling
Present Perfect
I have appalled
you have appalled
he/she/it has appalled
we have appalled
you have appalled
they have appalled
Past Continuous
I was appalling
you were appalling
he/she/it was appalling
we were appalling
you were appalling
they were appalling
Past Perfect
I had appalled
you had appalled
he/she/it had appalled
we had appalled
you had appalled
they had appalled
Future
I will appal
you will appal
he/she/it will appal
we will appal
you will appal
they will appal
Future Perfect
I will have appalled
you will have appalled
he/she/it will have appalled
we will have appalled
you will have appalled
they will have appalled
Future Continuous
I will be appalling
you will be appalling
he/she/it will be appalling
we will be appalling
you will be appalling
they will be appalling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been appalling
you have been appalling
he/she/it has been appalling
we have been appalling
you have been appalling
they have been appalling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been appalling
you will have been appalling
he/she/it will have been appalling
we will have been appalling
you will have been appalling
they will have been appalling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been appalling
you had been appalling
he/she/it had been appalling
we had been appalling
you had been appalling
they had been appalling
Conditional
I would appal
you would appal
he/she/it would appal
we would appal
you would appal
they would appal
Past Conditional
I would have appalled
you would have appalled
he/she/it would have appalled
we would have appalled
you would have appalled
they would have appalled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.appal - strike with disgust or revulsionappal - strike with disgust or revulsion; "The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"
churn up, sicken, disgust, nauseate, revolt - cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of; "The pornographic pictures sickened us"
2.appal - fill with apprehension or alarmappal - fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised; "I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview"; "The news of the executions horrified us"
affright, fright, frighten, scare - cause fear in; "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"; "Ghosts could never affright her"
shock - strike with horror or terror; "The news of the bombing shocked her"

appal

verb horrify, shock, alarm, frighten, scare, terrify, outrage, disgust, dishearten, revolt, intimidate, dismay, daunt, sicken, astound, harrow, unnerve, petrify, scandalize, make your hair stand on end (informal) She's starting to look like her mother, which appals me.
Translations
يُرَوِّع، يُرْعِب
polekatvyděsit
chokereforfærde
skelfa
su pasibaisėjimu
biedētšausmināt

appal

appall (US) [əˈpɔːl] VThorrorizar
everyone was appalledse horrorizaron todos, todos quedaron consternados
I was appalled by the newsme horrorizó la noticia

appal

[əˈpɔːl] vt
(= dismay) → consterner, atterrer
(= horrify) → horrifier

appal

, (US also) appall
vtentsetzen; to be appalled (at or by something) (→ über etw acc) → entsetzt sein

appal

appall (Am) [əˈpɔːl] vtsconvolgere, atterrire

appal

(əˈpoːl) (American) appallpast tense, past participle apˈpalled verb
to horrify or shock. We were appalled by the bomb damage.
apˈpalling adjective
apˈpallingly adverb
References in classic literature ?
But the bird has a voice, and with plaintive cries will make known her fear; but the fear of this vast dumb brute of the sea, was chained up and enchanted in him; he had no voice, save that choking respiration through his spiracle, and this made the sight of him unspeakably pitiable; while still, in his amazing bulk, portcullis jaw, and omnipotent tail, there was enough to appal the stoutest man who so pitied.
He notices every landmark; can retrace his route through the most monotonous plains, or the most perplexed labyrinths of the mountains; no danger nor difficulty can appal him, and he scorns to complain under any privation.
The demoniacal passion of this Neville Landless, his strength in his fury, and his savage rage for the destruction of its object, appal me.