shock sb very much; fill with fear, hatred, terror etc.
"The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"
"I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview"
"The news of the executions horrified 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.