Ap*pall" (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Appalled (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Appalling.] [OF. appalir to grow pale, make pale; a (L. ad) + palir to grow pale, to make pale, pale pale. See Pale, a., and cf. Pall.]

1.

To make pale; to blanch.

[Obs.]

The answer that ye made to me, my dear, . . . Hath so appalled my countenance. Wyatt.

2.

To weaken; to enfeeble; to reduce; as, an old appalled wight.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

Whine, of its own nature, will not congeal and freeze, only it will lose the strength, and become appalled in extremity of cold. Holland.

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.

The house of peers was somewhat appalled at this alarum. Clarendon.

Syn. -- To dismay; terrify; daunt; frighten; affright; scare; depress. See Dismay.

 

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Ap*pall", v. i.

1.

To grow faint; to become weak; to become dismayed or discouraged.

[Obs.]

Gower.

2.

To lose flavor or become stale.

[Obs.]

 

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Ap*pall", n.

Terror; dismay.

[Poet.]

Cowper.

 

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