appalled

adjective
ap·​palled | \ ə-ˈpȯld How to pronounce appalled (audio) \

Definition of appalled

: affected by strong feelings of shock and dismay … the Allied commanders were appalled to learn that 300 glider troops had drowned at sea.— Kathleen McAuliffe I was amazed, impressed, appalled, touched, embarrassed. Most of all, I was mad as hell.— Ken Kesey Straightway, he now goes on to make a full confession; whereupon the mariners became more and more appalled— Herman Melville

Examples of appalled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bielsa gave a press conference where in addition to apologizing, his detailed PowerPoint presentation of his research on every one of the division's teams either pushed you further in favor of El Loco's methods, or more appalled. Glen Levy, CNN, "Marcelo Bielsa aims to bring whole new ball game to Premier League," 9 Sep. 2020 Georgina de Kock, an artist and entrepreneur (who previously sold homemade chocolates and screen prints), launched Munch Bowls in 2014 after working at food markets and becoming appalled at the amount of packaging used to serve street food. Stephanie Bailey And Marion Edmunds, CNN, "Here's one way to cut down on plastic pollution: Eat your bowl," 29 Nov. 2019 Every Victorian can rightly feel not only appalled, deeply saddened and heartbroken, but angry. Mélissa Godin, Time, "'Australia Should Be Ashamed' After More Than 40 Koalas Killed on Logging Site," 4 Feb. 2020 Some were appalled when Obama bailed out automakers with a massive handout. Jonah Goldberg, National Review, "Today’s Conservative Divide Pits Anti-State against Anti-Left," 24 Jan. 2020 One hundred years later, Jacqueline Kennedy arrived and was appalled to discover the White House was furnished with reproductions from a New York department store, McLaurin said. Darlene Superville, chicagotribune.com, "White House upgrade: First lady’s done a lot with the place," 18 Sep. 2019 One hundred years later, Jacqueline Kennedy arrived and was appalled to discover the White House was furnished with reproductions from a New York department store, McLaurin said. San Diego Union-Tribune, "White House upgrade: First lady’s done a lot with the place," 17 Sep. 2019 The entire episode has left Arden appalled — by the jail’s questionable monitoring, the unanswered questions and the way police handled her own complaint. Katie Campione, chicagotribune.com, "Early accuser of Jeffrey Epstein says police didn’t take her allegation of groping seriously: ‘It could have been stopped’," 19 Aug. 2019 Remember last June when a lawyer argued in front of visibly appalled judges that the squalid conditions observed by many were fine? Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, "The Latinx Community Needs Allies: raceAhead," 16 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of appalled

1609, in the meaning defined above

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“Appalled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/appalled. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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