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 ?
And yet, let me add finally, never have I been so appalled and shocked by the world's cruelty as have I been appalled and shocked in the midst of happy, laughing, and applauding audiences when trained-animal turns were being performed on the stage.
Adam, appalled, drew his wife to him and held her close.
Straightway, he now goes on to make a full confession; whereupon the mariners became more and more appalled, but still are pitiful.
Dinah did not know that the crowd was silent, gazing at her with a sort of awe--she did not even know how near they were to the fatal spot, when the cart stopped, and she shrank appalled at a loud shout hideous to her ear, like a vast yell of demons.
He was appalled at the problem confronting him, weighted down by the incubus of his working-class station.
He was appalled at the vast edifice of etiquette, and lost himself in the mazes of visiting-card conduct between persons in polite society.
And his thought, as if appalled, stood still, recalling with dismay the decorous and frightful silence that was like a conspiracy; the grim, impenetrable silence of miles of walls concealing passions, misery, thoughts of crime.
He walked with a certain swing of the shoulders which appalled the timid.
PRINCE Andrew says he has been "appalled by recent reports of Jeffrey Epstein's alleged crimes".
I was disturbed recently when I read "An appalling comparison" from Bruce Parker, Arlington Heights, who is shocked and appalled at some readers who had the audacity to compare a woman exercising her legal right to free choice to Holocaust victims.
Footage of the attack posted on social media platform Snapchat emerged last week, prompting Cineworld to say it is "appalled by the incident" and is assisting police with their enquiries.
The United States Embassy in BiH stated that they were appalled by the reports of nationalistic rhetoric and voiced threats during today's gathering of the Chetnik Movement in ViA!egrad.