What does appalling mean?

Definitions for appalling
əˈpɔ lɪŋap·palling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. appalling(adj)

    an experience that appalls

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

  2. appalling, dismaying(adj)

    causing consternation

    "appalling conditions"


  1. appalling(Adjective)

    Horrifying and astonishing.

    That was an appalling waste of money.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Appalling

    of Appall

  2. Appalling(adj)

    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. Nancy Pelosi:

    Stealing from appropriated funds is always unacceptable, but to pick the pockets of disaster relief funding in order to fund an appalling, inhumane family incarceration plan is staggering - and to do so on the eve of hurricane season is stunningly reckless.

  2. Dale Carnegie:

    One of the most appalling comments on our present way of life is that half of all the beds in our hospitals are reserved for patients with nervous and mental troubles, patients who have collapsed under the crushing burden of accumulated yesterdays and fearful tomorrows. Yet a vast majority of those people would be walking the streets today, leading happy, useful lives, if they had only heeded the words of Jesus: "Have no anxiety about the morrow"; or the words of Sir William Osler; "Live in day-tight compartments.

  3. Savannah Guthrie:

    This is shocking. And appalling. And I honestly don't even know what to say about it.

  4. Jeff Sessions:

    Committing fraud in any immigration matter undermines the integrity of our immigration system, and is a betrayal of the American people’s generosity, it is especially appalling when it also involves the sexual abuse of children.

  5. Jonathan Blake:

    There was this absolute fear about what was befalling seemingly healthy gay men, who would suddenly take ill for no apparent reason and die in appalling circumstances, your head is messed up, you have this killer virus coursing through your veins, you feel like a pariah... HIV was considered a gay plague that we (gay men) had brought upon ourselves - it was horrid.

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  • مروعArabic
  • отблъскващ, ужасяващBulgarian
  • otřesnýCzech
  • erschreckend, entsetzlichGerman
  • απαίσιος, αποκρουστικόςGreek
  • asombrosoSpanish
  • kohutavEstonian
  • مخوفPersian
  • kauhistuttava, tyrmistyttäväFinnish
  • épouvantable, effroyableFrench
  • भय उत्पन्न करनेवालाHindi
  • terribile, orrendo, pessimoItalian
  • 끔찍한, 질리는Korean
  • ontzettendDutch
  • przerażający, zatrważającyPolish
  • ужасающий, отталкивающий, ужасный, страшныйRussian
  • skrämmande, förskräckande, förfärande, förfärlig, förskräckligSwedish

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