- vt. 使大为震惊; 使惊骇 shock sb very much; fill with fear, hatred, terror etc.
strike with disgust or revulsion;
"The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"
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"
- We were appalled when we heard that the chairman had been murdered.
- The prospect of another war appalled us.
- She hated the house—its very architecture appalled her.
- The brutality of the crime has appalled the public.
- The idea of sharing a room appalled her.
- The number of people killed on the roads appalled the police.
- The scale of the destruction appalled us.
- The thought of having to do it all again appals me.
- The thought of someone else driving my car appals me.
- We were appalled at the prospect to having to miss our holiday.
- We were appalled when we heard that she had been murdered.
- It appalled me to see such sloppy work.
- We are appalled to see the misery around us.
- It appalled me that they could simply ignore the problem
- It appalled them that no preparations had been made.
- We are appalled that such conditions could exist among us.
A bold one that dare look on that Which might appal the devil.出自：Macbeth , Shakespeare
The waste of money appalled him, but he could not help being delighted by the dash and importance of it all.出自： J. B. Priestley
I was utterly appalled that Otto could have laid hands upon his wife.出自： I. Murdoch
I was so appalled at the broken buildings and so little worried by the broken bodies.出自： S. Hill
Thoughts that awe but not appal.出自： absol.
- appal的基本意思是“使大为震惊; 使惊骇”,是及物动词,暗示因极大的恐惧或怪异而吓倒。
- appal, daunt, dismay, horrify
- 这组词的共同意思是“引起惊恐、忧郁或使丧失勇气”。其区别在于:dismay指因前景令人沮丧或对某事束手无策,而失去继续干某事的力量; appal指足以把人吓瘫的恐惧,也指遇到无法改变的、使人惊愕的事或物所表现出的无能为力; daunt强调试图干大胆的事,但被威胁或压制,因而停止或退却; 而horrify指见到令人毛骨悚然的东西时的一种恐惧和发抖的反应,也可指失去尊严所引起的暂时的厌恶感。
- appalling adj. 骇人的，可怕的