appall (v.)

  1. strike with disgust or revulsion; The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends

    [ Syn: shock , offend , scandalize , scandalise , appal , outrage ]

  2. fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised; I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview; The news of the executions horrified us

    [ Syn: dismay , alarm , appal , horrify ]

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