appalling

[ uh-paw-ling ]
/ əˈpɔ lɪŋ /

adjective

causing dismay or horror: an appalling accident; an appalling lack of manners.

Origin of appalling

First recorded in 1810–20; appall + -ing2
Related formsap·pall·ing·ly, adverbun·ap·pall·ing, adjectiveun·ap·pall·ing·ly, adverb
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appalling

/ (əˈpɔːlɪŋ) /

adjective

causing extreme dismay, horror, or revulsion
very bad
Derived Formsappallingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for appallingly

appalling


adj.

1620s, present participle adjective from appall. Colloquial weakened sense of "distasteful" is attested from 1919.

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