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]appalling adj : causing consternation; "appalling conditions" [syn: dismaying] n : an experience that appalls; "is it better to view the appalling or merely hear of it?"appalling See appal
- Rhymes: -ɔːlɪŋ
- The action of the verb to appall/appal.
- That appalls/appals or appall/appal.
- an appalling waste of money
- Not to be confused with appealing.
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