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galling

[gaw-ling] /ˈgɔ lɪŋ/
adjective
1.
that galls; chafing; irritating; vexing; exasperating.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; gall2 + -ing2
Related forms
gallingly, adverb
gallingness, noun
ungalling, adjective
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galling

/ˈɡɔːlɪŋ/
adjective
1.
irritating, exasperating, or bitterly humiliating
2.
(obsolete) rubbing painfully; chafing
Derived Forms
gallingly, adverb
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