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