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.
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.
The galling insects have the ability to manipulate the development of plant tissue and promote its growth (Stone and Schonrogge, 2003) and the development of these structures has been an adaptive strategy of many insects for their food and even protection against predators (Mani, 1964; Stone and Schonrogge, 2003).
Galling insects produce galls by inducing cellular hypertrophy and hyperplasia on plant meristematic tissues (Mani, 1964).
Variations on climatic conditions and water availability affect the host plant phenology, and could therefore alter the life cycle and the distribution of galling insects as demonstrated by Oliveira et al.
The arthropods, for example galling insects, are mobile for a short period and usually do not change location after oviposition choice, it becomes visible that colonization of specific leaves or shoots within the host is imperative, since all plant parts can not respond to the insect attack (Burstein and Wool, 1993).
Many galling larva achieve higher density, size, and even higher fitness at the proximal portion compared to more distal portion of the leaf due to be the more rapid and efficient interception of plant photosynthates at the leaf base (Auslander et al.