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What does "Appall" mean?


(a.) To depress or discourage with fear; to impress with fear in such a manner that the mind shrinks, or loses its firmness; to overcome with sudden terror or horror; to dismay; as, the sight appalled the stoutest heart (a.) To make pale; to blanch (a.) To weaken; to enfeeble; to reduce; as, an old appalled wight (n.) Terror; dismay (v. i.) To grow faint; to become weak; to become dismayed or discouraged (v. i.) To lose flavor or become stale

Synonyms dismay, shock, offend, alarm, outrage, appal, scandalize, horrify