Definition of appalling in English:

appalling

Pronunciation /əˈpôliNG/ /əˈpɔlɪŋ/

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adjective

  • 1Causing shock or dismay; horrific.

    • ‘the cat suffered appalling injuries during the attack’
    shocking, horrific, horrifying, horrible, terrible, awful, dreadful, ghastly, hideous, horrendous, frightful, atrocious, abominable, abhorrent, outrageous, hateful, loathsome, odious, gruesome, grisly, monstrous, nightmarish, heinous, harrowing, dire, vile, shameful, unspeakable, unforgivable, unpardonable
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    1. 1.1Very bad; awful.
      ‘his conduct was appalling’
      • ‘Then the transfer over onto CD from the tapes is appalling, losing an awful lot of the bottom end.’
      • ‘This Budget is woefully inadequate in redressing this appalling situation.’
      • ‘There is a class of person who delights in trying to scare the pants off you with appalling tales of child-rearing horror.’
      • ‘It was an appalling chronicle of events, with far-reaching, negative outcomes.’
      • ‘The style is the book, and it is a substantial constituent of the appalling events that are described throughout the novel.’
      • ‘Training conditions at home may be appalling, the diet poor and funds miniscule.’
      • ‘It is an appalling and chilling chronicle of arrogance, complacency and collusion.’
      • ‘The killing of innocents is deplorable and appalling in any part of the world.’
      • ‘The consequences for the world's poor have been appalling.’
      • ‘The story is part love story, part comedy of self-justification, and part a chronicle of an appalling crime.’
      • ‘The implications for poor minorities and non-convict labour are appalling.’
      • ‘The way in which we treat the poor people on the streets is appalling.’
      • ‘It is not poverty that maims our society - it is the appalling lack of concern and compassion for the poor that maims us all.’
      • ‘Because everyone is somehow complicit in it, as much as it was a cultural eruption of the most appalling kind.’
      • ‘Yes, I mean we often do really quite appalling things to people that we love.’
      • ‘I came close to turning down this recital because of the most appalling reviewer's tickets I've ever had.’
      • ‘Humanitarian disasters, of which genocide is the most appalling, are not pretty things.’
      • ‘The appalling thing is that the mistake is entirely understandable.’
      • ‘Today, all the alerts, the scares, the predictions became a quite appalling reality.’
      • ‘That kind of outcome is sad and appalling and it's unfair to decent people who work seriously in politics.’
      dreadful, very bad, awful, terrible, frightful, atrocious, disgraceful, deplorable, shameful, hopeless, lamentable, laughable, substandard, poor, inadequate, inferior, unsatisfactory
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