Definition of appalling
: inspiring horror, dismay, or disgust living under appalling conditions appalling savagery
Examples of appalling in a sentence
We drove by an appalling accident on the highway.
opening your mouth to show me your half-chewed food is absolutely appalling
Origin and Etymology of appalling
First Known Use: 1635
APPALLING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of appalling for English Language Learners
: very bad in a way that causes fear, shock, or disgust
APPALLING Defined for Kids
Definition of appalling for Students
: being shocking and terrible He suffered appalling injuries.
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