Definition of galling in English:

galling

Pronunciation /ˈɡôliNG/ /ˈɡɔlɪŋ/

adjective

  • Annoying; humiliating.

    ‘the loss was particularly galling’
    • ‘Your column, aside from its galling content, lacks structure and basis.’
    • ‘I find it galling to see such negativity applied to our young people.’
    • ‘By now your paddling mates are a speck in the distance, the rhythmic flash of the sun on their paddle blades a galling reminder of the way this sport should be played.’
    • ‘What is particularly galling is that the authors never bothered to contact me or my department head or dean to inquire about this matter.’
    • ‘The galling thing for me is that this fight against the corporate establishment and for working families is the very one we should be making - but where is our party?’
    • ‘It is very galling if you go to a water and find half a dozen cormorants there, looking as though they have had a really good feed.’
    • ‘That an organization that claims to represent people whether they are members or not can be taken more seriously than the national chiefs' organization is especially galling to many AFN veterans.’
    • ‘But what is so galling is the fact that few comedians realise that comedy has limited impact politically, and usually it's targeted at and consumed by the ‘converted’ anyway.’
    • ‘It's a galling thought when, with a little research, you could find great carpets of golden chanterelles just begging to be picked for free - the culinary equivalent of stumbling across a pirate's hoard.’
    • ‘I just find it galling that actors and producers who seek to make it on the world stage, and who are lauded when they do, should try to force feed their fellow country men and women with compulsory culture.’
    • ‘What makes the matter more galling is that Jill subsequently heard her buyers had telephoned her next-door neighbour and offered him anything he wanted for a couple of fields adjoining her property.’
    • ‘What's so galling is that if something goes wrong, a bunch of bloggers, with no editors to call and no publishers to threaten, are the worst possible people to have around.’
    • ‘It fetched £60 as scrap but, as a galling postscript to the accident, he saw the car for sale on a used-car lot shortly afterwards, priced at £600.’
    • ‘And somehow he will have to reconcile the galling fact that a large proportion of those self-same lads badly let him down during his roller-coaster managerial journey.’
    annoying, irritating, vexing, vexatious, infuriating, maddening, irksome, provoking, exasperating, trying, tiresome, troublesome, bothersome, displeasing, disagreeable
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Pronunciation

galling

/ˈɡôliNG/ /ˈɡɔlɪŋ/