Difference between Appal and Alarm

What is the difference between Appal and Alarm?

Appal as a verb is to fill with horror; to dismay. while Alarm as a verb is to call to arms for defense


Part of speech: verb

Definition: To fill with horror; to dismay.


Part of speech: noun

Definition: A summons to arms, as on the approach of an enemy.Any sound or information intended to give notice of approaching danger; a warning sound to arouse attention; a warning of danger.Sudden surprise with fear or terror excited by apprehension of danger; in the military use, commonly, sudden apprehension of being attacked by surprise.A mechanical device for awaking people, or rousing their attention.An instance of an alarum ringing or clanging, to give a noise signal at a certain time.

Part of speech: verb

Definition: To call to arms for defenseTo give (someone) notice of approaching dangerTo rouse to vigilance and action; to put on the alert.To surprise with apprehension of danger; to fill with anxiety in regard to threatening evil; to excite with sudden fear.To keep in excitement; to disturb.

Example sentence: I don't have an alarm clock. If someone needs to wake me up, then I have my BlackBerry next to me.

We hope you now know whether to use Appal or Alarm in your sentence.

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