Simple Definition of appalling
: very bad in a way that causes fear, shock, or disgust
Full Definition of appalling
: inspiring horror, dismay, or disgust <living under appalling conditions>
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
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up appalling? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).