appalled

adjective ap·palled \ ə-ˈpȯld \

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

First Known Use of appalled

1609



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