Associations to the word «Appall»


APPALL, verb. (transitive) To depress or discourage with fear; to impress with fear in such a manner that the mind shrinks, or loses its firmness; to inundate with sudden terror or horror; to dismay.
APPALL, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To make pale; to blanch.
APPALL, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To weaken; to enfeeble; to reduce.
APPALL, verb. (intransitive) (obsolete) To grow faint; to become weak; to become dismayed or discouraged.
APPALL, verb. (intransitive) (obsolete) To lose flavour or become stale.

Dictionary definition

APPALL, verb. Strike with disgust or revulsion; "The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends".
APPALL, verb. 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".

Wise words

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
Yiddish Proverb