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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ap·pall v. t. [imp. & p. p. Appalled p. pr. & vb. n. Appalling.]
 1. To make pale; to blanch. [Obs.]
 The answer that ye made to me, my dear, . . .
 Hath so appalled my countenance.   --Wyatt.
 2. To weaken; to enfeeble; to reduce; as, an old appalled wight. [Obs.]
    Wine, of its own nature, will not congeal and freeze, only it will lose the strength, and become appalled in extremity of cold.   --Holland.
 3. 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.
    The house of peers was somewhat appalled at this alarum.   --Clarendon.
 Syn: -- To dismay; terrify; daunt; frighten; affright; scare; depress. See Dismay.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: strike with disgust or revulsion; "The scandalous behavior
           of this married woman shocked her friends" [syn: shock,
            offend, scandalize, scandalise, appall, outrage]
      2: 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" [syn: dismay, alarm, appall, horrify]
      [also: appalling, appalled]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : struck with fear, dread, or consternation [syn: aghast(p),
             dismayed, shocked]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See appal