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Syllabification: ap·pall·ing
Pronunciation: /əˈpôliNG

Definition of appalling in English:


Awful; terrible: his conduct was appalling
More example sentences
  • 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.
informal rotten, crummy, pathetic, pitiful, woeful, useless, lousy, abysmal, dire



Example sentences
  • And I have heard from members of that commission that it was appallingly inadequate.
  • However, it carries any number of appallingly dangerous drivers and it is hardly surprising that there are frequent serious accidents.
  • Second, the general level of competence of its reporters and editors has fallen to an appallingly low level.

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