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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. struck with fear, dread, or consternation;
[syn: aghast(p), appalled, dismayed, shocked]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

appalled \appalled\ adj. 1. struck with fear, dread, or consternation. Syn: aghast(predicate), dismayed, shocked. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
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]




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