Adjective "appalled" definition and examples

(Appalled may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/əˈpɔːl/

Definitions and examples

verb

Greatly dismay or horrify.
  1. 'Alison looked at me, appalled'
  2. 'Pensioners' charities and lobby groups are appalled at the problems we are storing up for the future.'
  3. 'On the other hand, most readers would probably be appalled and aghast at this stuff.'
  4. 'He is appalled at the lack of courteous response and civil helpfulness that he took for granted in his younger life.'
  5. 'She is appalled to see him stand before them with folded hands and humbly assert that he was fine.'
  6. 'Those who aren't outraged are merely appalled, if not by the lyrics, by the production.'
  7. 'Residents living close to where it is proposed to build the facility are appalled.'
  8. 'My mother was appalled that we had even contemplated taking Percy to the vet to be put down.'
  9. 'Residents in Victoria Street were today appalled that such a crime occurred on their doorsteps.'
  10. 'I returned to the car within two hours, and was appalled to see this penalty notice.'
  11. 'I was appalled to discover that my evening out was going to double in price.'

More definitions

1. appall. appall or appal [uh-pawl] /əˈpɔl/ Spell Syllables verb (used with object)

1. to fill or overcome with horror, consternation, or fear; dismay: He was appalled by the damage from the fire. I am appalled at your mistakes.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be appalled by ways."

"people can be appalled be signs."

"people can be appalled at thoughts."

"people can be appalled at insights."

"people can be appalled at classes."

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Origin

(appal)Middle English: from Old French apalir ‘grow pale’, from a- (from Latin ad ‘to, at’) + palir ‘to pale’. The original sense was ‘grow pale’, later ‘make pale’, hence ‘horrify’ ( late Middle English).