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appalling 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/əˈpôliNG/,
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Awful; terrible,
  1. Awful; terrible
    • - his conduct was appalling

  1. an experience that appalls; "is it better to view the appalling or merely hear of it?"
  2. causing consternation; "appalling conditions"
  3. (appallingly) to an appalling extent; "the prisoners were appallingly thin"
  4. (appall) shock: strike with disgust or revulsion; "The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"
  5. (appall) dismay: 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"
  6. (appalled) aghast(p): struck with fear, dread, or consternation
  7. Horrifying and astonishing
  8. (appal) Alternative spelling of appall
  9. (appall) 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
  10. (appall) (v): shock, dismay. FS (6-T&C, Ham, Mac, V&A, TNK (v); Mac (n)); Golding Abraham; Gascoigne Jocasta; Chapman (v) Iliad, Batrachom.
  11. (appalled) very shocked: They were appalled to hear that they would lose their jobs