(comparative more appalled, superlative most appalled)
The definition of appalled means you were shocked, disgusted or scared.
Being stunned by pictures of abused children is an example of being appalled.
- She choked it back quickly, appalled she was able to find humor at such a time.
- He was more and more appalled by the memories afflicting his brother, what he'd gone through since his supposed death.
- The earthquake at Lisbon, which appalled other people, gave Voltaire an excellent opportunity for ridiculing the beliefs of the orthodox, first in verse (1756) and later in the (from a literary point of view) unsurpassable tale of Candide (1759).
- He was not greatly beloved by his clergy, who felt their intellectual distance too great, and were alternately frozen by his taciturnity and appalled by his sarcasm.
- Appalled by the weakness, or rather the non-existence, of the navy, Admiral Saint-Bon, with his coadjutor Signor Brin, addressed ~form.