appall appall  /ə ˈpɔl/


  1. (v) strike with disgust or revulsion
  2. (v) fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised



  1. He saw luxury and excess that later came to appall him.
  2. This 32-year-old son of a Tamil biscuit maker from Kandy seems to inspire and appall, in equal measure.
  3. Do not twit, tease, appall, amuse, behave weirdly in the presence of, or otherwise give fertile novelistic material to, the sort of shrewd moppet who may someday find a publisher.



  1. "If the punishment is carried out, it will disgust and appall the watching world," Hague said in a media conference with Turkey's foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu in London.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: William Hague Source: The Associated Press

  2. "That sort of management would appall the many thousands of tourists who come to South Australia from all over the world each year," Hill said.
    on Feb 14, 2005 By: John Hill Source: Independent Online

  3. "There are certain things that, rightly or wrongly, have been adopted by our (NBA) teams that would appall European or international coaches," said Colangelo, citing the general lack of control over NBA players with guaranteed long-term...
    on Oct 14, 2008 By: Bryan Colangelo Source: Toronto Star

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