such to appall as an appalling accident
- causing consternation
- a personal experience that appalls
- of Appall
- like to appall; because, an appalling accident.
1620s, present participle adjective from appall. Colloquial weakened feeling of "distasteful" is attested from 1919.
(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Appall
- (a.) Such to appall; as, an appalling accident.
The religion and mythology of the Beni, like those of the Yorubas, are based on spiritand ancestor-worship (see Negro and Africa: Ethnology); the chief spirit or juju was worshipped with human sacrifices to an appalling extent, the Benin fetish being considered the most powerful in all West Africa.