Word forms "appal":
present tense I/you/we/they appal he/she/it appals present participle appalling past tense appalled past participle appalledto shock or offend someone very much
What really appalled us was the racist nature of his speech.
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appal — is the correct BrE spelling (AmE appall), with inflections appalled, appalling … Modern English usage
appal — (US appall) ► VERB (appalled, appalling) 1) greatly dismay or horrify. 2) (appalling) informal very bad or displeasing. DERIVATIVES appallingly adverb. ORIGIN … English terms dictionary
appal — [ə pôl′] vt. appalled, appalling alt. sp. of APPALL … English World dictionary
appal — appall / appal [v] horrify alarm, amaze, astound, awe, consternate, daunt, disconcert, dishearten, dismay, faze, frighten, get to*, gross out*, insult, intimidate, outrage, petrify, scare, shake, shock, terrify, throw, unnerve; concepts 7,19,42… … New thesaurus
appal — verb see appall … New Collegiate Dictionary
appal — /euh pawl /, v.t., appalled, appalling. appall. * * * … Universalium
appal — v. (R) it apalled me to see such sloppy work; it apalled them that no preparations had been made * * * [ə pɔːl] it appaled them that no preparations had been made (R) it appaled me to see such sloppy work … Combinatory dictionary
appal — 01. I am [appalled] by the number of young people who smoke cigarettes. Haven t they learned anything? 02. The conference was an [appalling] waste of time; I didn t learn a thing. 03. We were totally [appalled] by the poor service at the… … Grammatical examples in English
appal — ap|pal BrE appall AmE [əˈpo:l US əˈpo:l] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Old French; Origin: apalir, from palir to turn pale ] to make someone feel very shocked and upset ▪ The way we kill animals appals a lot of people. ▪ The decision to execute the… … Dictionary of contemporary English
appal — ap|pal [ ə pɔl ] the British spelling of appall … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English