Part of speech:
To debase the morals of; corrupt.
To lower the spirits of; make sad, discouraged, or apathetic; depress; deject
To lessen the activity or force of something; weaken.
To cause unpleasant surprise to; shock:
The definition of appall means to invoke feelings of offense, surprise, fear or terror.
To fill with alarm or anxious concern.
To cause (the stomach) to feel ill.
To derange or unbalance:
To fill with terror; frighten greatly; alarm
To subdue is defined as to gain control over someone or something or to calm or quiet someone or something.
To tremble, quake, or quiver, as from cold or fear
To affect or be affected with panic.
To anticipate with anxiety, alarm, or apprehension; fear intensely
To disillusion means to cause someone to realize that a belief or ideal they had was false.
To deprive of courage, hope, or confidence; dishearten
To cause discomfort to; distress
To cause disappointment
Deprive is defined as to withhold or take something away from.
(Archaic) To defeat or destroy
To arouse fear in; terrify:
Dishearten is defined as to discourage or cause the loss of hope.
To upset the composure of; embarrass; confuse
Unnerve is defined as to cause fear or loss of confidence.
Petrify is to change organic matter into something stone like, or to cause extreme fear.
To affect with physical shock
A state of apprehension and fear resulting from the anticipation of a threatening event or situation. &diamf3; In psychiatry, a patient has an anxiety disorder &diamf3; if normal psychological functioning is disrupted or if anxiety persists without an identifiable cause.
Perturbation is an anxiety or disturbance, or is a cause of disturbance, or a from what is normal, especially when the deviation is caused by an outside influence.
Encourage is defined as to give someone hope, confidence or support.
The fact of being or feeling certain; assurance
Excess of boldness; impudence; audacity; as, his assurance is intolerable.
That which serves to incite, support, promote or advance, as favor, countenance, reward etc.; incentive; increase of confidence; as, the fine arts find little encouragement among a rude people.
The definition of frighten is to cause fear or to make someone afraid or anxious.
To embarrass; disconcert; abash
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