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Causing extreme irritation or chagrin; vexing: a galling delay; a galling setback to their plans.
1. irritating, exasperating, or bitterly humiliating
2. obsolete rubbing painfully; chafing
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|Adj.||1.||galling - causing irritation or annoyance; "tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork"; "aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport"; "found it galling to have to ask permission"; "an irritating delay"; "nettlesome paperwork"; "a pesky mosquito"; "swarms of pestering gnats"; "a plaguey newfangled safety catch"; "a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him"; "a vexatious child"; "it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong"|
annoying, bothersome, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, plaguy, vexatious, vexing, plaguey, teasing, pestiferous
disagreeable - not to your liking; "a disagreeable situation"