- to develop faint in order to become weak to be dismayed or discouraged
- to help make pale to blanch
- attack with disgust or revulsion
- fill with apprehension or alarm; reason enough to be unpleasantly amazed
- to create pale; to blanch.
- To weaken; to enfeeble; to lessen; as, a vintage appalled wight.
- To depress or discourage with concern; to impress with concern in these types of a way the mind shrinks, or loses its firmness; to conquer with unexpected terror or horror; to dismay; since, the picture appalled the stoutest heart.
- to cultivate light; to be poor; to be dismayed or discouraged.
- to reduce taste or be stale.
- Terror; dismay.
additionally appal, very early 14c., "to fade;" c.1400, "to develop pale," from Old French apalir "become or make pale," from a- "to" (see ad-) + palir "grow pale," from Latin pallere (see pallor). Meaning "cause dismay or shock," is 1530s. Related: Appalled; appalling.
(a.) To produce pale; to blanch.
- (a.) To weaken; to enfeeble; to reduce; because, an old appalled wight.
- (a.) To depress or discourage with worry; to impress with concern such a way your mind shrinks, or manages to lose its tone; to conquer with unexpected terror or horror; to dismay; as, the sight appalled the stoutest heart.
- (v. i.) To grow faint; to become poor; to be dismayed or discouraged.
- (v. i.) to reduce taste or become stale.
- (n.) Terror; dismay.