galling


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gall·ing

 (gô′lĭng)
adj.
Causing extreme irritation or chagrin; vexing: a galling delay; a galling setback to their plans.

gall′ing·ly adv.

galling

(ˈɡɔːlɪŋ)
adj
1. irritating, exasperating, or bitterly humiliating
2. obsolete rubbing painfully; chafing
ˈgallingly adv

gall•ing

(ˈgɔ lɪŋ)

adj.
irritating; vexing.
[1640–50]
gall′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.galling - causing irritation or annoyancegalling - 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"
disagreeable - not to your liking; "a disagreeable situation"

galling

adjective annoying, provoking, irritating, aggravating (informal), disturbing, humiliating, maddening, exasperating, vexing, displeasing, rankling, irksome, vexatious, nettlesome It was especially galling to be criticised by this scoundrel.

galling

adjective
Troubling the nerves or peace of mind, as by repeated vexations:
Translations

galling

[ˈgɔːlɪŋ] ADJmortificante

galling

[ˈgɔːlɪŋ] adjirritant(e)

galling

adjäußerst ärgerlich; experienceäußerst unangenehm; personunausstehlich; this was especially galling for himdas hat ihn besonders geärgert

galling

[ˈgɔːlɪŋ] adj (irritating) → seccante, irritante; (humiliating) → umiliante
References in classic literature ?
Now, I am seldom out on a really grassy wicket for such a meagre score, and as David and I changed places without a word, there was a cheery look on his face that I found very galling. He ran in to my second ball and cut it neatly to the on for a single, and off my fifth and sixth he had two pretty drives for three, both behind the wicket.
The Indians sprang upon the animals barebacked, and endeavored to urge them off under a galling fire that did some execution.
He tried to form the bitter, galling words; but a vision of that lovely face suddenly transformed with horror and disgust throttled the name in his throat.
Then, in addition to being deprived of her forever, he must suffer the galling mortification of her scorn.
I know how cold formalities were succeeded by open taunts; how indifference gave place to dislike, dislike to hate, and hate to loathing, until at last they wrenched the clanking bond asunder, and retiring a wide space apart, carried each a galling fragment, of which nothing but death could break the rivets, to hide it in new society beneath the gayest looks they could assume.
It is possible, and even quite probable, that but for the mere circumstance of being removed from that plantation to Baltimore, I should have to-day, instead of being here seated by my own table, in the enjoyment of freedom and the happiness of home, writing this Narrative, been confined in the galling chains of slavery.
Vegetation types were compared for galling diversity using two methods: samples (visits) as units and transects (samples pooled) as units.
We focused on these specific questions: (1) how does fire affect the incidence of galling and browsing, and within-plant gall distributions?
A RKN-tolerant red clover cultivar, Cherokee, was recently released with lower root galling and nematode reproduction in response to nematodes common in the U.S.
To test for any effects due to potting, galling rates on wild plants at all four sites were compared to galling rates on plants transplanted back to their site of origin.
We infer that galling can greatly decrease growth and survival, especially of small plants.
Overall, galling was low and did not exceed a rating of 5 except on 2 occasions.