: very bad in a way that causes fear, shock, or disgust
: inspiring horror, dismay, or disgust <living under appalling conditions>
— ap·pall·ing·ly adverb
Examples of APPALLING
- We drove by an appalling accident on the highway.
- <opening your mouth to show me your half-chewed food is absolutely appalling>
First Known Use of APPALLING
Related to APPALLING
- abhorrent, abominable, offensive, awful, disgusting, distasteful, dreadful, evil, foul, fulsome, gross, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrid, loathsome, nasty, nauseating, nauseous, noisome, noxious, obnoxious, obscene, odious, rancid, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revolting, scandalous, shocking, sickening, ugly
- innocuous, inoffensive
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