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Synonyms for appal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shock, offend, scandalize, scandalise, appal, appall, outrage(verb)

    strike with disgust or revulsion

    "The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"

    Synonyms:
    dishonour, scandalise, offend, ravish, profane, traumatize, dishonor, traumatise, desecrate, spite, transgress, injure, floor, scandalize, wound, blow out of the water, break, horrify, alarm, ball over, dismay, hurt, breach, rape, violate, infract, shock, take aback, outrage, appall, assault, bruise, go against, pique

  2. dismay, alarm, appal, appall, horrify(verb)

    fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised

    "I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview"; "The news of the executions horrified us"

    Synonyms:
    depress, dismay, appall, dispirit, outrage, shock, alarm, deject, demoralise, horrify, offend, scandalise, get down, demoralize, cast down, scandalize, alert

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. appal

    One is frightened by a cause of fear addressed directly and suddenly to the senses; he is intimidated by an apprehension of contingent consequences dependent on some act of his own to be done or forborne; the means of intimidation may act through the senses, or may appeal only to the intellect or the sensibilities. The sudden rush of an armed madman may frighten; the quiet leveling of a highwayman's pistol intimidates. A savage beast is intimidated by the keeper's whip. Employers may intimidate their employees from voting contrary to their will by threat of discharge; a mother may be intimidated through fear for her child. To browbeat or cow is to bring into a state of submissive fear; to daunt is to give pause or check to a violent, threatening, or even a brave spirit. To scare is to cause sudden, unnerving fear; to terrify is to awaken fear that is overwhelming. Compare ALARM.

    Synonyms:
    affright, alarm, browbeat, cow, daunt, dismay, frighten, intimidate, scare, terrify

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. appal

    Synonyms:
    affright, alarm, terrify, scare, daunt, cow, shock, frighten, discouraged, dishearten, horrify, dismay, astound

    Antonyms:
    encourage, rally, assure, embolden, reassure

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