Definition of appal:
Synonyms for appal:
dispirit, cow, wound, cast down, violate, dismay, daunt, frighten, desecrate, insult, profane, scandalise, go against, infract, snub, horrify, shock, traumatize, get down, breach, alarm, traumatise, assault, dishonor, depress, take aback, rape, browbeat, appall, bruise, transgress, offend, affright, terrify, affront, ravish, hurt, scandalize, injure, trade blows/insults, intimidate, pique, spite, alert, dishonour, demoralise, deject, speak/talk out of turn, demoralize, step on someone's toes, break, blow out of the water, floor, outrage, ball over, scare.
- "Machiavelli, Volume I The Art of War; and The Prince", Niccolò Machiavelli.
More true and honest are thy promises, which thou at least keepest faithfully,- the long, arduous strife against wind and storm, the tardy return of weatherbeaten mariners,- ay, and often too the wreck,- the wreck which may appal the weak, but never yet dismayed a brave heart;- these are the hopes thou holdest forth- these the promises which life, whom thou imagest, will fulfil, until her waves, calm or troubled, rough or smooth, lead us into that mysterious sea which man has named Eternity.- "Daisy Burns (Volume 2)", Julia Kavanagh.
- "Original sonnets on various subjects; and odes paraphrased from Horace", Anna Seward.