Definition of Appal

1. Verb. Strike with disgust or revulsion. "The performance is likely to appal Sue"; "The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"




2. Verb. Fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised. "The bad news will appal him"; "The news of the executions horrified us"
Exact synonyms: Alarm, Appall, Dismay, Horrify
Generic synonyms: Affright, Fright, Frighten, Scare
Specialized synonyms: Shock
Derivative terms: Alarm, Alarmist, Dismay, Horror

Definition of Appal

1. Verb. (British less common) (alternative spelling of appall) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Appal

1. to appall [v -PALLED, -PALLING, -PALS] - See also: appall

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Appal

apotreptic
apotreptics
apotropaic
apotropaically
apotropaism
apoxia
apozem
apozems
app
appaid
appair
appaired
appairing
appairs
appal (current term)
appalachian region
appaled
appaling
appall
appalled
appalling
appallingly
appallingness
appallment
appalls
appaloosa
appaloosas
appals
appalti

Literary usage of Appal

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1. A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital by John Beauchamp Jones (1866)
"... which no trial could shake, no bribe seduce, no danger appal: and be assured that the just God, who crowned their efforts with success, will, ..."

2. Collections, Topographical, Historical, & Biographical, Relating Principally edited by Jacob Bailey Moore (1831)
"... and our all, The Farmer keep from every want and woe, Nor let the thunderbolts, that most appal, Of righteous vengeance dreadful on him falls With him, ..."

3. Manual of the Mosses of North America by Leo Lesquereux, Thomas Potts James (1884)
"... narrowly lanceolate, obscurely articulate, yellow, attached at a distance below the orifice.—Aust. Muse. appal. n. 108; Sulliv. ..."

4. The Expositor edited by William Robertson Nicoll, Samuel Cox, James Moffatt (1875)
"... Shall feel the shower of mercy fall, And starting at the Almighty's call Give what He gave, Till their high deeds the world appal, And sinners save. ..."

5. A new dictionary of the English language by Charles Richardson (1839)
"... -ER. frighten, appal, put into doubt, -MENT, drive out of heart, bring out of -INO. conceit with his own fortune or worth—Cot. ..."

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