Thesaurus

appalling

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of appalling

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 causing intense displeasure, disgust, or resentment
  • opening your mouth to show me your half-chewed food is absolutely appalling

Synonyms for appalling

Words Related to appalling

Near Antonyms for appalling

Antonyms for appalling

appalling

verb
present participle of appall

Synonyms & Antonyms of appalling (Entry 2 of 2)

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About appalling

Time Traveler for appalling

Time Traveler

The first known use of appalling was in 1635

See more words from the same year

Thesaurus Entries Near appalling

appalled

appalling

appallingly

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Appalling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/appalling. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on appalling

Nglish: Translation of appalling for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of appalling for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!