- adj. 可怕的；令人震惊的
- v. 使惊愕；惊吓（appal的ing形式）
1、ap- "to" + pall- + -ing.
3、appall <=> appal.
- appalling (adj.)
- 1620s, present participle adjective from appall. Colloquial weakened sense of "distasteful" is attested from 1919.
- 1. They have been living under the most appalling conditions for two months.
- 2. The prospect of waiting around just twiddling his thumbs was appalling.
- 3. Helicopters fly in appalling weather to succour shipwrecked mariners.
- 4. They were truly appalling.
- 5. Rebellions were put down with appalling barbarity.
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