appal definition

  • verb:
    • Alternative spelling of appall.
    • strike with disgust or revulsion
    • fill with apprehension or alarm; reason enough to be unpleasantly surprised
  • others:
    • to cultivate pale or come to be dim.
    • In order to become poor in quality, or faint in strength; fade; fail; decay.
    • To become faint-hearted; lose nerve or quality; become dismayed.
    • To become poor, flat, stale, and insipid; lose flavor or flavor, as fermented alcohol.
    • to produce pale; cause to grow pale; blanch.
    • resulting in to become poor or even to fail; damage; reduce.
    • To deprive of courage or power through concern; cause to shrink with worry; confound with concern; dismay; terrify: as, the picture appalled the stoutest heart.
    • resulting in to be poor, level, or stale, or to drop taste or flavor, as fermented liquor.
  • noun:
    • A state of horror; affright; dismay; consternation.

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