galling

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adjective gall·ing \ˈgȯ-liŋ\

Definition of galling

  1. :  markedly irritating :  vexing a most galling defeat

gallingly

play \ˈgȯ-liŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of galling in a Sentence

  1. This is a galling defeat.

  2. her holier-than-thou attitude is galling

Origin and Etymology of galling

from present participle of 3gall


First Known Use: 1583


GALLING Defined for English Language Learners

galling

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adjective gall·ing \ˈgȯ-liŋ\

Definition of galling for English Language Learners

  • : causing someone to feel angry or annoyed



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