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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishappalledap‧palled /əˈpɔːld $ əˈpɒːld/ ●○○ adjective  SHOCKvery shocked and upset by something very bad or unpleasantappalled by I was appalled by what I saw.appalled at He was appalled at how dirty the place was. When I heard what had happened I was absolutely appalled.see thesaurus at shocked
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appalledHoward struggles not to feel appalled.Her family was appalled and her father told her she would never be allowed into the Royal Enclosure at Ascot again.She and her husband were shocked and appalled and wondered if they would become prisoners in their own home.Appalled at the state of the kitchen, she set about scrubbing away the layers of grime and grease.I knew everyone in the room was appalled by my behaviour, but I didn't care.Both the Paviours were stiffening in appalled disbelief, even young Lawrence had drawn a hissing breath of doubt.They watched her switch from the attic Shirley to the downstairs Shirley with appalled, enthralled admiration.Then, in a moment of appalled recognition, she saw the lie for what it was.He was frozen there with an appalled sense of waste, that his cohort had denied him his greatest discovery.We're absolutely appalled that the newspapers can freely make allegations about this company.I was appalled to learn that a serial killer was running a drugs operation in a high-security prison.As one appalled witness later wrote, the fire spread out of control before the family could escape.appalled atI was appalled by John's rude behavior.
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