appall


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ap·pall

 (ə-pôl′)
tr.v. ap·palled, ap·pall·ing, ap·palls
To fill with horror and amazement; dismay greatly: "I was ... appalled by how my supposedly all-knowing professor could have made such hurtful mistakes" (Molly Worthen).

[Middle English apallen, to grow faint, from Old French apalir : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + palir, to grow pale (from pale, pale, from Latin pallidus, from pallēre, to grow pale; see pel-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]

ap•pall

or ap•pal

(əˈpɔl)

v.t.
to fill or overcome with horror, consternation, or fear; dismay: I am appalled at your attitude.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French ap(p)allir to grow or make pale]

appall


Past participle: appalled
Gerund: appalling

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
I am appalling
you are appalling
he/she/it is appalling
we are appalling
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Present Perfect
I have appalled
you have appalled
he/she/it has appalled
we have appalled
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Past Continuous
I was appalling
you were appalling
he/she/it was appalling
we were appalling
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Past Perfect
I had appalled
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Future
I will appall
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Future Perfect
I will have appalled
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Future Continuous
I will be appalling
you will be appalling
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been appalling
you have been appalling
he/she/it has been appalling
we have been appalling
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been appalling
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he/she/it will have been appalling
we will have been appalling
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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
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Conditional
I would appall
you would appall
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Past Conditional
I would have appalled
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.appall - strike with disgust or revulsionappall - 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.appall - fill with apprehension or alarmappall - 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"

appall

verb
To deprive of courage or the power to act as a result of fear, anxiety, or disgust:
Translations

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 ?
They say things that, if we heard them, would simply appall us.
and what was there in a simple curl of fair hair to appall that brutal man, familiar with every form of cruelty?
An insider said: "The dog meat trade appalls not only fans but the entire England team and their coach Sven Goran Eriksson.