He and Mother Church—from whose tender embrace I myself have regrettably lapsed—will both be made out to be appalling hypocrites.
A son of mine would look like that…" Gingrich takes it to the mat "appalling!
Many are said to conatin the line, "It really is appalling..."
1620s, present participle adjective from appall. Colloquial weakened sense of "distasteful" is attested from 1919.