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appall

ap·pall

appall

 
 
pronunciation:
pawl
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: appalled, appalling, appalls
definition: to cause to feel horror, shock, dismay, or the like.
The shocking details of the crime appalled the audience in the courtroom.Her short, tight skirt appalled her grandmother.
synonyms:
horrify
antonyms:
charm, delight, enrapture, thrill
similar words:
alarm, dismay, revolt, shock, sicken, stun, unnerve, upset
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