appalled appalled  /ə ˈpɔld/


  1. (v) strike with disgust or revulsion
  2. (v) fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
  3. (v) strike with disgust or revulsion
  4. (v) fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
  5. (adj) struck with fear, dread, or consternation


  1. Their children, six of them, are appalled witnesses to the spectacle of their parents' collapse and the helpless recipients of their toxic attentions.
  2. Rather than slip a punch, the traditional defensive move, it was his habit to sway back, bending at the waist a tactic that appalled the experts.
  3. Jefferson was appalled by this practice from an early stage of his career.


  1. Immigration reform — now!

    I was appalled to hear of Gov. Scott’s veto of HB 235, a bill that would have allowed DREAMers to obtain a driver license. These young people were brought into this country before the age of 16, have no criminal record and have much to contribute to our great state.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Miami Herald

  2. Neil Patrick Harris Denies Dropping N-Word During Tony Awards

    How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris is appalled at the rumor of him using the N-word during his hosting gig at the Tony Awards Sunday night (June 9). The Daily Mail initially reported that he used the derogatory term during his opening number with Mike Tyson on-stage. Harris fired back on Twitter, denying the accusation on Monday. Really, Daily Mail?!? The N-word? That’s your story ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Vibe Magazine

  3. Herrin cemetery at center of controversy

    HERRIN — Some aldermen on Monday were appalled at the prospect that some lots sold in the city’s cemetery may already have been used for burials.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Southern Illinoisan


  1. "It's cheating, and I am appalled Phil has put it in play," McCarron said last week at the Farmers Insurance Open in La Jolla, Calif.
    on Feb 4, 2010 By: Scott McCarron Source: Globe and Mail

  2. "The United States and the international community have been appalled and outraged by the threats, beatings and imprisonments of the last few days," Obama said at the beginning of a news conference in the White House.
    on Jun 23, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: WashingtonTV

  3. "I am appalled because I have worn the French national colors as you know, and when you wear the French national colors you have added responsibilities," she told French television.
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: Christine Lagarde Source: The Associated Press

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