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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.


  1. appalling

    Appalling is an adjective that describes something causing shock, dismay, or horror. It's often used to refer to situations, behaviors, or conditions that are extremely bad, unpleasant or inferior.

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. Sharon Love:

    They changed a whole mentality, with generations now thinking it's appalling to drink and drive. My generation didn't think anything of it, so we're hoping that relationship violence will be appalling behavior and something that you speak up against right away.

  2. Graham Taylor:

    The huge strides we’ve made with HIV show just how much can be done with a problem that was appalling. Sitting there right beside it, discovered three years earlier, is HTLV-1, where you almost feel we’re no further on than back in the years immediately following its discovery.

  3. Anthony Kern:

    It is appalling that an elected official representing the people of Arizona would steal from the poor, while consistently saying she is trying to help the poor.

  4. Savannah Guthrie:

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

  5. Joe Biden:

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is inflicting appalling, appalling devastation and horror on Ukraine -- bombing apartment buildings, maternity wards, hospitals, i mean, it's godawful.

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