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NOUN (1)

1. an experience that appalls;
- Example: "is it better to view the appalling or merely hear of it?"


1. causing consternation;
- Example: "appalling conditions"
[syn: appalling, dismaying]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Appalling \Ap*pall"ing\, a. Such as to appall; as, an appalling accident. -- Ap*pall"ing*ly, adv. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 Webster] The answer that ye made to me, my dear, . . . Hath so appalled my countenance. --Wyatt. [1913 Webster] 2. To weaken; to enfeeble; to reduce; as, an old appalled wight. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Wine, of its own nature, will not congeal and freeze, only it will lose the strength, and become appalled in extremity of cold. --Holland. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] The house of peers was somewhat appalled at this alarum. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster] Syn: To dismay; terrify; daunt; frighten; affright; scare; depress. See Dismay. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

appalling adj 1: causing consternation; "appalling conditions" [syn: appalling, dismaying] n 1: an experience that appalls; "is it better to view the appalling or merely hear of it?"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

63 Moby Thesaurus words for "appalling": astonishing, astounding, atrocious, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, baneful, beastly, bewildering, confounding, conspicuous, daunting, dire, direful, dismaying, dread, dreaded, dreadful, dumbfounding, egregious, exceptional, extraordinary, fabulous, fantastic, fell, formidable, frightful, ghastly, ghoulish, grim, grisly, gruesome, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrid, horrific, horrifying, incredible, macabre, marked, marvelous, morbid, notable, noteworthy, noticeable, of mark, outstanding, redoubtable, remarkable, rotten, schrecklich, shocking, signal, striking, superior, terrible, terrific, tragic, tremendous, uncommon, unspeakable, wonderful