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galling

[ gaw-ling ]
/ ˈgɔ lɪŋ /
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Definition of galling

adjective
that galls; chafing; irritating; vexing.

OTHER WORDS FOR galling

annoying, provoking, exasperating.
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Origin of galling

First recorded in 1640–50; gall2 + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM galling

gall·ing·ly, adverbgall·ing·ness, nounun·gall·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for galling

galling
/ (ˈɡɔːlɪŋ) /

adjective
irritating, exasperating, or bitterly humiliating
obsolete rubbing painfully; chafing

Derived forms of galling

gallingly, adverb
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