appalled


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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- in Indo-European roots).]

appalled

(əˈpɔːld)
adj
shocked or dismayedfilled with horror
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.appalled - struck with fear, dread, or consternationappalled - struck with fear, dread, or consternation
afraid - filled with fear or apprehension; "afraid even to turn his head"; "suddenly looked afraid"; "afraid for his life"; "afraid of snakes"; "afraid to ask questions"

appalled

adjective horrified, shocked, stunned, alarmed, frightened, scared, terrified, outraged, dismayed, daunted, astounded, unnerved, disquieted, petrified, disheartened We are all appalled that these items are still on sale.
Translations

appalled

[əˈpɔːld] adj
(= dismayed) → consterné(e), atterré(e)
to be appalled by sth, to be appalled at sth → être consterné(e) par qch
to be appalled that ... → être consterné(e) de voir que ...
(= horrified) → horrifié(e)
References in classic literature ?
A quick vision of death smote her soul, and for a second of time appalled and enfeebled her senses.
The cries came from no particular direction, though it was evident they filled the woods, and, as the appalled listeners easily imagined, the caverns of the falls, the rocks, the bed of the river, and the upper air.
The next moment, without any visible cause for the change, her unwonted joy shrank back, appalled, as it were, and clothed itself in mourning; or it ran and hid itself, so to speak, in the dungeon of her heart, where it had long lain chained, while a cold, spectral sorrow took the place of the imprisoned joy, that was afraid to be enfranchised, --a sorrow as black as that was bright.
How often was he appalled by some shrub covered with snow, which, like a sheeted spectre, beset his very path
How being an anointed pilot-prophet, or speaker of true things, and bidden by the Lord to sound those unwelcome truths in the ears of a wicked nineveh, jonah, appalled at the hostility he should raise, fled from his mission, and sought to escape his duty and his God by taking ship at Joppa.
Jurgis shrank back appalled, for he thought it was an accident; there fell a pillar of white flame, dazzling as the sun, swishing like a huge tree falling in the forest.
Marco was appalled, and held his breath; and when the grandee accepted, he was so grateful that he almost forgot to be astonished at the condescension.
She sank to the ground and burst into such a frenzy of crying that Tom was appalled with the idea that she might die, or lose her reason.
I say, this picture sometimes appalled us, and made us "rather bear those ills we had,Than fly to others, that we knew not of.
Her brother, who loved her tenderly, was appalled at this fantastic preference.
Although he did not look very healthy - having pimples on his face, and a breaking out at his mouth - these dreadful preparations quite appalled me.
The whole appearance of the dungeon might have appalled a stouter heart than that of Isaac, who, nevertheless, was more composed under the imminent pressure of danger, than he had seemed to be while affected by terrors, of which the cause was as yet remote and contingent.