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appal

[uh-pawl] /əˈpɔl/
verb (used with object), appalled, appalling.
1.

appall

[uh-pawl] /əˈpɔl/
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.
Origin of appall
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English < Middle French ap(p)allir to grow or make pale, equivalent to a- a-5 + pal(l)ir in same sense; see pale1
Synonyms
horrify, daunt. See frighten.
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appal

/əˈpɔːl/
verb -pals, -palling, -palled (US) -palls, -palling, -palled
1.
(transitive) to fill with horror; shock or dismay
Word Origin
C14: from Old French appalir to turn pale
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Word Origin and History for appalled
adj.

1570s, "enfeebled;" c.1600, "dismayed;" past participle adjective from appall.

appall

v.

also appal, early 14c., "to fade;" c.1400, "to grow pale," from Old French apalir "become or make pale," from a- "to" (see ad-) + palir "grow pale," from Latin pallere (see pallor). Meaning "cause dismay or shock," is 1530s. Related: Appalled; appalling.

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