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
appal
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 ?
Then, falling upon his knees, he prayed Heaven to spare him from such deeds; and rather to will that he should die at once, than be reserved for crimes, so fearful and appaling. By degrees, he grew more calm, and besought, in a low and broken voice, that he might be rescued from his present dangers; and that if any aid were to be raised up for a poor outcast boy who had never known the love of friends or kindred, it might come to him now, when, desolate and deserted, he stood alone in the midst of wickedness and guilt.
Dhingra said he was shocked by the public prosecutor's appaling ignorance on everyday science.
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Rather than focus on their hapless displays against survivors of the tsunami in a South India fishing village, youngsters living in appaling conditions in Chennai and a Bollywood XI in Mumbai, we mostly follow the touring team to see how money raised through Sports Relief is being spent.
Offaly's recent league form has been appaling, but McNamara remains upbeat about their summer chances as they bring their campaign to a close today.
They also have an appaling defensive record - conceding 53 goals in 32 games.
He said: "I find it appaling someone can go out and assault somebody and walk away with a pounds 150 fine."
He said: "Barry's conduct since I took over has been appaling. His boots were the final straw and we won't put up with boys dictating to the club."
Two, however, smacks of carelessness and appaling disregard for the concerns of vulnerable and nervous air travellers.
The record line-up, combined with appaling weather conditions, presented the six judges with an almost Herculean task but, as always, they rose to the challenge of finding the best towcars from the current crop of eligible models.
With remission he will serve eight years or less for what is a truly appaling crime.