appall definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To fill with consternation or dismay. See Synonyms at dismay.
    • to help make pale; to blanch.
    • To deteriorate; to enfeeble; to cut back.
    • To depress or discourage with anxiety; to wow with anxiety such a way the mind shrinks, or manages to lose its tone; to conquer with abrupt horror or horror; to dismay.
  • verb:
    • To depress or discourage with anxiety; to impress with fear such a way that head shrinks, or manages to lose its firmness; to overcome with sudden terror or horror; to dismay; since, the picture appalled the stoutest heart.
    • fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    • attack with disgust or revulsion
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To grow faint; to become poor; to be dismayed or discouraged.
    • To lose taste or become stale.
  • noun:
    • Terror; dismay.
    • See appal.

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