appal Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “appal” in the English Dictionary

"appal" in British English

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appalverb [T]

(-ll-) UK (US appall) uk   /əˈpɔːl/  us   /əˈpɑːl/
to make someone have ​strongfeelings of ​shock or of ​disapproval: I was appalled at/by the ​lack of ​staff in the ​hospital. The ​state of the ​kitchen appalled her.
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adjective uk   /əˈpɔːld/  us   /-ˈpɑːld/
an appalled ​silence/​fascination
(Definition of appal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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