appall


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Appall \Ap*pall"\, n.
   Terror; dismay. [Poet.] --Cowper.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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[^a]lir to grow pale, to make pale, p[^a]le 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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Appall \Ap*pall"\, v. i.
   1. To grow faint; to become weak; to become dismayed or
      discouraged. [Obs.] --Gower.
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   2. To lose flavor or become stale. [Obs.]
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