appalling

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There are 9 letters in the word APPALLING

4 Definitions  for the word appalling:

adj - causing consternation, "appalling conditions"
noun - an experience that appalls, "is it better to view the appalling or merely hear of it?"

GCIDE Definitions - APPALL

Appall
Ap*pall" (/), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Appalled (/); p. pr. & vb. n. Appalling.] [OF. appalir to grow pale, make pale; a (L. ad) + p to grow pale, to make pale, p pale. See Pale, a., and cf. Pall.] 1. To make pale; to blanch. [Obs.]
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The answer that ye made to me, my dear, . . .
Hath so appalled my countenance.
Wyatt.
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2. To weaken; to enfeeble; to reduce; as, an old appalled wight. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Wine, of its own nature, will not congeal and freeze, only it will lose the strength, and become appalled in extremity of cold. Holland.
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3. To depress or discourage with fear; to impress with fear in such a manner that the mind shrinks, or loses its firmness; to overcome with sudden terror or horror; to dismay; as, the sight appalled the stoutest heart.
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The house of peers was somewhat appalled at this alarum. Clarendon.
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Syn. -- To dismay; terrify; daunt; frighten; affright; scare; depress. See Dismay.
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Appall
Ap*pall" (/), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Appalled (/); p. pr. & vb. n. Appalling.] [OF. appalir to grow pale, make pale; a (L. ad) + p to grow pale, to make pale, p pale. See Pale, a., and cf. Pall.] 1. To make pale; to blanch. [Obs.]
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The answer that ye made to me, my dear, . . .
Hath so appalled my countenance.
Wyatt.
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2. To weaken; to enfeeble; to reduce; as, an old appalled wight. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Wine, of its own nature, will not congeal and freeze, only it will lose the strength, and become appalled in extremity of cold. Holland.
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3. To depress or discourage with fear; to impress with fear in such a manner that the mind shrinks, or loses its firmness; to overcome with sudden terror or horror; to dismay; as, the sight appalled the stoutest heart.
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The house of peers was somewhat appalled at this alarum. Clarendon.
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Syn. -- To dismay; terrify; daunt; frighten; affright; scare; depress. See Dismay.
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Appall
Ap*pall", n. Terror; dismay. [Poet.] Cowper.
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Appall
Ap*pall", n. Terror; dismay. [Poet.] Cowper.
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GCIDE Definitions - APPALLING

Appalling
Ap*pall"ing, a. Such as to appall; as, an appalling accident. -- Ap*pall"ing*ly, adv.
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Appalling
Ap*pall"ing, a. Such as to appall; as, an appalling accident. -- Ap*pall"ing*ly, adv.
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