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Definitions for appalling
əˈpɔ lɪŋap·palling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. appallingadjective

    an experience that appalls

    "is it better to view the appalling or merely hear of it?"

  2. appalling, dismayingadjective

    causing consternation

    "appalling conditions"


  1. appallingadjective

    Horrifying and astonishing.

    That was an appalling waste of money.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Appalling

    of Appall

  2. Appallingadjective

    such as to appall; as, an appalling accident

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'appalling' in Adjectives Frequency: #1008

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of appalling in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of appalling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of appalling in a Sentence

  1. Pete Sessions:

    Any vendor monetarily benefiting from vile language in opposition to law enforcement is appalling. Woke culture is proving to be a cash cow that further divides our nation, i am for rule of law and for backing the brave men and women in blue.

  2. Mitt Romney:

    When the only American citizen President Trump singles out for China's investigation is his political opponent in the midst of the Democratic nomination process, it strains credulity to suggest that it is anything other than politically motivated, by all appearances, the president's brazen and unprecedented appeal to China and to Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden is wrong and appalling.

  3. Jim Clyburn:

    So today I denounce the words of Rep. Iowa Rep. Steve King and I do so invoking the words of Martin Luther King Jr, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, who if would have been allowed to live, would be celebrating Martin Luther King Jr 90th birthday tomorrow, dr. King counseled that we are going to be made to repent, not just with the hateful words and deeds of bad people but for the appalling silence of good people.'.

  4. Harold Nicolson:

    They have pulled up armchairs and crouch low over the map, the are cutting the Baghdad railway. . It is appalling that these ignorant and irresponsible men should be cutting Asia minor to bits as if they were dividing a cake.... the happiness of millions being discarded in that way.

  5. Tanya Plibersek:

    Australias First Nations people are so lucky to be so rich in Australias First Nations cultural heritage, of course Australias First Nations people need to have better systems for protecting it that don't lead to appalling, shameful outcomes, like Juukan Gorge.

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