Synonyms for appal

Synonyms for (verb) appal

Synonyms: dismay, horrify, appal, appall, alarm

Definition: fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised

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

Similar words: affright, fright, frighten, scare

Definition: cause fear in

Usage: The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me; Ghosts could never affright her


Synonyms: scandalise, scandalize, shock, appal, appall, outrage, offend

Definition: strike with disgust or revulsion

Usage: The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends

Similar words: churn up, nauseate, sicken, revolt, disgust

Definition: cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of

Usage: The pornographic pictures sickened us