appalling

adjective ap·pall·ing

Definition of appalling

  1. :  inspiring horror, dismay, or disgust living under appalling conditions appalling savagery

appallingly

adverb

Examples of appalling in a sentence

  1. We drove by an appalling accident on the highway.

  2. opening your mouth to show me your half-chewed food is absolutely appalling

Origin and Etymology of appalling

see appall


First Known Use: 1635


APPALLING Defined for English Language Learners

appalling

adjective ap·pall·ing

Definition of appalling for English Language Learners

  • : very bad in a way that causes fear, shock, or disgust


APPALLING Defined for Kids

appalling

adjective ap·pall·ing

Definition of appalling for Students

  1. :  being shocking and terrible He suffered appalling injuries.



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