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appalling

[uh-paw-ling] /əˈpɔ lɪŋ/
adjective
1.
causing dismay or horror:
an appalling accident; an appalling lack of manners.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; appall + -ing2
Related forms
appallingly, adverb
unappalling, adjective
unappallingly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for un appalling

appalling

/əˈpɔːlɪŋ/
adjective
1.
causing extreme dismay, horror, or revulsion
2.
very bad
Derived Forms
appallingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for un appalling

appalling

adj.

1620s, present participle adjective from appall. Colloquial weakened sense of "distasteful" is attested from 1919.

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