appal [appalled, appalling, appals, appalls] v
OFr apalir, wax pale, be in consternation, languish, waste away.
- Frighten; horrify; terrify; cause to feel shock.
- Dismay; depress; discourage; disturb; discomfort; trouble; upset; worry; cause the soul to fade, shrink, or cringe.
- Amaze; astonish; daze; enlighten; cause one to feel weak with joy; [word play on “pall”] wane; fade; turn white; become pale; decline; dwindle; retreat while beckoning; move away slowly.