Ap*pall" (&?;), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Appalled (&?;); p. pr. & vb. n.
Appalling.] [OF. appalir to grow pale, make pale; a
(L. ad) + pâlir to grow pale, to make pale,
pâle pale. See Pale, a., and cf.
Pall.] 1. To make pale; to blanch.
The answer that ye made to me, my dear, . . .
Hath so appalled my countenance.
2. To weaken; to enfeeble; to reduce; as, an old
appalled wight. [Obs.] Chaucer.
Wine, of its own nature, will not congeal and freeze, only
it will lose the strength, and become appalled in extremity of
3. To depress or discourage with fear; to impress
with fear in such a manner that the mind shrinks, or loses its firmness; to
overcome with sudden terror or horror; to dismay; as, the sight
appalled the stoutest heart.
The house of peers was somewhat appalled at this
Syn. -- To dismay; terrify; daunt; frighten; affright; scare;
depress. See Dismay.
Ap*pall", v. i. 1. To
grow faint; to become weak; to become dismayed or discouraged. [Obs.]
2. To lose flavor or become stale. [Obs.]
Ap*pall", n. Terror; dismay.