Examples of appall in a sentence
The thought of war appalls me.
It appalls me to think of the way those children have been treated.
Origin and Etymology of appall
Middle English, from Medieval French apalir, from Old French, from a- (from Latin ad-) + palir to grow pale, from Latin pallescere, inchoative of pallēre to be pale — more at fallow
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of appall
APPALL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of appall for English Language Learners
: to cause (someone) to feel fear, shock, or disgust
APPALL Defined for Kids
Definition of appall for Students
: to cause to feel shock, horror, or disgust She was appalled by their foul language.
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