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  • as inaghast
  • as inbewildered
  • as indisgusted
  • as inshocked
  • as inshocked

synonyms for appalled

  • agog
  • amazed
  • anxious
  • awestruck
  • dismayed
  • shocked
  • stunned
  • afraid
  • agape
  • alarmed
  • astonished
  • astounded
  • confounded
  • dumbfounded
  • frightened
  • horror-struck
  • overwhelmed
  • startled
  • terrified
  • thunderstruck
  • outraged
  • queasy
  • tired
  • unhappy
  • weary
  • abhorred
  • displeased
  • nauseated
  • repelled
  • repulsed
  • revolted
  • satiated
  • sick
  • fastidious
  • fed up
  • full up
  • grossed out
  • had bellyful
  • had enough
  • had it
  • nauseous
  • overwrought
  • sick and tired of
  • sick of
  • squeamish
  • turned off
  • up to here

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What is another word for appalled?

Some of the closest synonyms for appalled are dismayed and disgusted.

Dismayed implies a sense of sadness or disappointment about something that has happened. Appalled implies not sadness but extreme distaste or disgust, and the same thing is implied by disgusted.

Appalled also often implies a sense of shock or surprise.

In fact, appalled is often used alongside the word shocked, as in We were shocked and appalled. 

Shocked implies extreme surprise, but it can be positive or negative. Appalled is always negative—it’s a combination of surprise (about how bad something is) and outrage.

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antonyms for appalled

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  • unsurprised
  • aware
  • clear
  • oriented
  • understanding
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    How to use appalled in a sentence

    His upper-middle-class parents—played by Jeffrey Wright and Jennifer Hudson—are appalled and angry, but they also feel helpless.
    MONSTER TELLS A HARROWING STORY—BUT THE FILMMAKING GETS IN THE WAYSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKMAY 7, 2021TIME
    “He’s obviously very shaken, very appalled, very angry,” Contee said, adding that rioters stole items from the officer and, he thinks, tried to get his firearm.
    BEATEN, SPRAYED WITH MACE AND HIT WITH STUN GUNS: POLICE DESCRIBE INJURIES TO DOZENS OF OFFICERS DURING ASSAULT ON U.S. CAPITOLPETER HERMANN, JULIE ZAUZMERJANUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    Stacie MacDonald, a former Republican candidate for the House of Delegates who is helping to finance the lawsuit, said in a statement she was “absolutely appalled” at the county’s steps because of the fragile state of the economy.
    MARYLAND JUDGE TEMPORARILY BLOCKS COUNTY’S BAN ON INDOOR DININGMICHAEL BRICE-SADDLER, OVETTA WIGGINS, GREGORY S. SCHNEIDERDECEMBER 16, 2020WASHINGTON POST
    After the first week, my husband and I, both also working from home, were appalled.
    DISTANCE LEARNING WAS A DISASTER. SO I DECIDED TO TEACH MY DAUGHTER MYSELF.TRACEY LEWIS-GIGGETTSNOVEMBER 19, 2020WASHINGTON POST
    So we shouldn’t be appalled by that, but we should make sure that everybody is paying their fair share.
    WALMART AND MCDONALD’S HAVE THE MOST WORKERS ON FOOD STAMPS AND MEDICAID, NEW STUDY SHOWSELI ROSENBERGNOVEMBER 18, 2020WASHINGTON POST
    A quick vision of death smote her soul, and for a second of time appalled and enfeebled her senses.
    THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
    Louis was too much appalled by the two leading charges, to shew any surprise at the third.
    THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
    The anger and rebellion had been comatose in these years of freedom, but the maturer brain was the more uneasy, at times appalled.
    ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
    The people huddled together, and looked into each others' appalled faces, and no man said a word.
    A LOST HEROELIZABETH STUART PHELPS WARD AND HERBERT D. WARD
    It was this absence of interest after close upon a year in the country that appalled him as much as his inner visioning.
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    WORDS RELATED TO APPALLED

    • afraid
    • agape
    • agog
    • alarmed
    • amazed
    • anxious
    • appalled
    • astonished
    • astounded
    • awestruck
    • confounded
    • dismayed
    • dumbfounded
    • frightened
    • horror-struck
    • overwhelmed
    • shocked
    • startled
    • stunned
    • terrified
    • thunderstruck
    • abhorred
    • appalled
    • displeased
    • fastidious
    • fed up
    • full up
    • grossed out
    • had bellyful
    • had enough
    • had it
    • nauseated
    • nauseous
    • outraged
    • overwrought
    • queasy
    • repelled
    • repulsed
    • revolted
    • satiated
    • sick
    • sick and tired of
    • sick of
    • squeamish
    • tired
    • turned off
    • unhappy
    • up to here
    • weary
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