appallingly


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ap·pall·ing

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

ap·pall′ing·ly adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.appallingly - to an appalling extent; "the prisoners were appallingly thin"
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Translations
بِصورَة مُرْعِبَة، بِصورَة مُرَوِّعَه
otřesněstrašně
forfærdeligt
megdöbbentően
skelfilega
otrasne
dehşetle

appallingly

[əˈpɔːlɪŋlɪ] ADV
1. (= badly) [sing, play] → pésimamente; [treat] → espantosamente mal, terriblemente mal; [suffer] → horriblemente, terriblemente
he had behaved appallinglyse había portado fatal or terriblemente mal
the situation has deteriorated appallinglyla situación ha empeorado de forma terrible
2. (= extremely) [difficult, selfish, ignorant] → terriblemente
the film was appallingly badla película era pésima
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

appallingly

[əˈpɔːlɪŋli] adv
[behave, treat, handle] → de manière épouvantable
(= extremely) [low, bad] → terriblement
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

appallingly

[əˈpɔːlɪŋlɪ] advspaventosamente; (behave) → molto male
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

appal

(əˈpoːl) (American) appallpast tense, past participle apˈpalled verb
to horrify or shock. We were appalled by the bomb damage.
apˈpalling adjective
apˈpallingly adverb
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
Only a very few days more - appallingly few to the hearts which had set themselves bravely to hope against hope - three weeks, a month later, perhaps, the name of ships under the blight of the "Overdue" heading shall appear again in the column of "Shipping Intelligence," but under the final declaration of "Missing."
At length there came a flash so appallingly bright that in its glare Nature seemed to be standing still.
I lowered Ajor at the end of my rifle and then slid over myself, and I am free to admit that my hair stood on end during the process, for the drop was considerable and the ledge appallingly narrow, with a frightful drop sheer below down to the rocks at the base of the cliff; but with Ajor there to catch and steady me, I made it all right, and then we set off down the trail toward the valley.
But how to get that appallingly absurd notion into the heads of the middle classes so that there should be no mistake?
He was appallingly dressed: his clothes torn and dirty, soaked with a night's rain.
His talk was an odd mixture of almost boyish garrulity and of the reserve and discretion of the man of the world, and he seemed to Newman, as afterwards young members of the Latin races often seemed to him, now amusingly juvenile and now appallingly mature.
I looked in my mind for something appallingly stupid to say, with the object of distressing and teasing Mrs.
The meek man was quite willing to concede that, but perhaps it rendered the matter even worse, as showing that there must be something appallingly wrong somewhere.
She's either very ugly, appallingly uncomfortable, or absolutely terrifying.
But one worker said: "They are treating the staff appallingly after their loyalty."
PRIVATE Shirley Lumley has been treated appallingly by the Army.
It is nothing more than an exhibition of appallingly bad judgment.