appall

v. a.
Terrify, frighten, affright, dismay, daunt, horrify, shock, put in great fear, strike with terror, petrify with fear, palsy or paralyze with fear.

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  • Appall — Ap*pall , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Appalled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Appalling}.] [OF. appalir to grow pale, make pale; a (L. ad) + p[^a]lir to grow pale, to make pale, p[^a]le pale. See Pale, a., and cf. {Pall}.] 1. To make pale; to blanch. [Obs.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Appall — Ap*pall , v. i. 1. To grow faint; to become weak; to become dismayed or discouraged. [Obs.] Gower. [1913 Webster] 2. To lose flavor or become stale. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Appall — Ap*pall , n. Terror; dismay. [Poet.] Cowper. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appall — index discompose, disconcert, harrow, repel (disgust) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • appall — (v.) also appal, early 14c., to fade; c.1400, to grow pale, from O.Fr. apalir become or make pale, from a to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + palir grow pale, from L. pallere (see PALLOR (Cf. pallor)). Meaning …   Etymology dictionary

  • appall — horrify, *dismay, daunt Analogous words: terrify, affright, *frighten: confound, dumbfound, bewilder (see PUZZLE) Antonyms: nerve, embolden Contrasted words: energize, *vitalize, activate: *comfort, solace, console …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • appall — / appal [v] horrify alarm, amaze, astound, awe, consternate, daunt, disconcert, dishearten, dismay, faze, frighten, get to*, gross out*, insult, intimidate, outrage, petrify, scare, shake, shock, terrify, throw, unnerve; concepts 7,19,42 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • appall — [ə pôl′] vt. [ME apallen < OFr apalir < a , to + palir, to grow pale < L palescere < pallere, to be pale: see PALE1] to fill with horror or dismay; shock SYN. DISMAY …   English World dictionary

  • appall — verb 1. strike with disgust or revulsion The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends • Syn: ↑shock, ↑offend, ↑scandalize, ↑scandalise, ↑appal, ↑outrage • Derivationally related forms …   Useful english dictionary

  • appall — verb it doesn t take much to appall her Syn: horrify, shock, dismay, distress, outrage, scandalize; disgust, repel, revolt, sicken, nauseate, offend, make someone s blood run cold …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • appall — also appal verb (appalled; appalling) Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French apalir, from Old French, from a (from Latin ad ) + palir to grow pale, from Latin pallescere, inchoative of pallēre to be pale more at fallow Date: 14th century …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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