appalling


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ap·pall·ing

 (ə-pô′lĭng)
adj.
Causing consternation or dismay; frightful: appalling working conditions.

ap·pall′ing·ly adv.

appalling

(əˈpɔːlɪŋ)
adj
1. causing extreme dismay, horror, or revulsion
2. very bad
apˈpallingly adv

ap•pall•ing

(əˈpɔ lɪŋ)

adj.
causing horror or dismay: an appalling accident.
[1810–20]
ap•pall′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.appalling - an experience that appallsappalling - an experience that appalls; "is it better to view the appalling or merely hear of it?"
experience - an event as apprehended; "a surprising experience"; "that painful experience certainly got our attention"
Adj.1.appalling - causing consternationappalling - causing consternation; "appalling conditions"
alarming - frightening because of an awareness of danger

appalling

appalling

adjective
Translations
مُرَوِّعمُرَوِّع ، مُرْعِب
strašnýotřesný
forfærdeligforfærdende
kauhistuttava
užasan
skelfilegur
ぞっとするような
무서운
grozen
förfärlig
ซึ่งทำให้ตกใจ
kinh khủng

appalling

[əˈpɔːlɪŋ] ADJ [sight, behaviour, weather, destruction] → espantoso, horroroso; [suffering, crime, conditions] → atroz, espantoso; [spelling, mistake, headache, smell] → espantoso
he has appalling taste in clothestiene un gusto pésimo para la ropa
her first novel was appallingsu primera novela fue un horror

appalling

[əˈpɔːlɪŋ] adj
[conditions, weather, injuries, tragedy] → épouvantable; [stupidity, ignorance, behaviour] → affligeant(e); [violence] → inouï(e); [headache] → épouvantable
She's an appalling cook → Elle est très mauvaise cuisinière.

appalling

adj, appallingly
adventsetzlich

appalling

[əˈpɔːlɪŋ] adj (ignorance, conditions, destruction) → spaventoso/a, impressionante (fam) (film, taste) → pessimo/a, spaventoso/a
she's an appalling cook → è un disastro come cuoca

appal

(əˈpoːl) (American) appallpast tense, past participle apˈpalled verb
to horrify or shock. We were appalled by the bomb damage.
apˈpalling adjective
apˈpallingly adverb

appalling

مُرَوِّع strašný forfærdende entsetzlich απωθητικός atroz kauhistuttava atroce užasan spaventoso ぞっとするような 무서운 ontstellend fryktelig przerażający pavoroso ужасный förfärlig ซึ่งทำให้ตกใจ korkunç kinh khủng 骇人听闻的

appalling

a. espantoso-a, aterrador-a, atemorizante.
References in classic literature ?
Mary Kinglsey insisted on lending her her watch till recess, and Jenny Snow, a satirical young lady, who had basely twitted Amy upon her limeless state, promptly buried the hatchet and offered to furnish answers to certain appalling sums.
Great rocks and trees, carried down by the appalling force of the landslide were slipping over the trail, obliterating it as though it had never existed.
It was not a condition of life which fitted her, and she could see in it but an appalling and hopeless ennui.
This appalling declaration, which the scout uttered with the cool assurance of a man who fully comprehended, while he did not fear to face the danger, served to remind Heyward of the importance of the charge with which he himself had been intrusted.
From hence the low murmur of his pupils' voices, conning over their lessons, might be heard in a drowsy summer's day, like the hum of a beehive; interrupted now and then by the authoritative voice of the master, in the tone of menace or command, or, peradventure, by the appalling sound of the birch, as he urged some tardy loiterer along the flowery path of knowledge.
Here is a vital point; for you must either satisfactorily settle this matter with yourself, or for ever remain an infidel as to one of the most appalling, but not the less true events, perhaps anywhere to be found in all recorded history.
The uproar was appalling, perilous to the eardrums; one feared there was too much sound for the room to hold--that the walls must give way or the ceiling crack.
said the woman, with a sharp flash of her eye, a glance so wild and insane in its light as to be almost appalling.
At such a moment as this, came from away forward that most appalling of all cries that are ever heard at sea:
He would cry for nothing; he would burst into storms of devilish temper without notice, and let go scream after scream and squall after squall, then climax the thing with "holding his breath"-- that frightful specialty of the teething nursling, in the throes of which the creature exhausts its lungs, then is convulsed with noiseless squirmings and twistings and kickings in the effort to get its breath, while the lips turn blue and the mouth stands wide and rigid, offering for inspection one wee tooth set in the lower rim of a hoop of red gums; and when the appalling stillness has endured until one is sure the lost breath will never return, a nurse comes flying, and dashes water in the child's face, and--presto
Every little while some giant tree yielded the fight and fell crashing through the younger growth; and the unflagging thunder- peals came now in ear-splitting explosive bursts, keen and sharp, and unspeakably appalling.
I warn him that, in such an event, a spirit will go forth in their midst, more to be dreaded than the most appalling earthquake.