appalling appalling  /ə ˈpɔ lɪŋ/


  1. (v) strike with disgust or revulsion
  2. (v) fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
  3. (v) strike with disgust or revulsion
  4. (v) fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
  5. (n) an experience that appalls
  6. (adj) causing consternation


  1. This V12-powered super dune buggy gets on the list well, my list anyway purely because of its appalling clientele.
  2. With anxiety and bewilderment, the world watched an appalling eruption of trouble.
  3. In sum, its an appalling, enthralling primer of what Moore sees as the Bush Administrations crimes and misdemeanors.


  1. 'Appalling' Email in Illinois Spurs New GOP Rift

    'Appalling' email from Illinois GOP official about female challenger spurs new party rift        
    on June 21, 2013     Source: ABC News

  2. LETTER: Explicit language in article was appalling

    The article, "Convicted sex offender caught with 13-year-old girl, charged" [June 15, Savage Pacer], written by Lori Carlson, was absolutely appalling in my opinion.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Savage Pacer

  3. 'Appalling' maternity unit cover-up after baby deaths

    Health officials could face disciplinary action over "appalling" findings that a regulator tried to suppress a report into its own failings over the deaths of babies and mothers at a maternity unit, the government said Wednesday.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Fox News


  1. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Mr Brown said: "We have strong reason to believe that a British citizen, Edwin Dyer, has been murdered by an al-Qaeda cell in Mali. I utterly condemn this appalling and barbaric act of terrorism. My thoughts are...
    on Jun 2, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: BBC News

  2. "Hell in all its fury has visited the good people of Victoria," Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said. "It's an appalling tragedy for the nation."
    on Feb 7, 2009 By: Kevin Rudd Source: USA Today

  3. "These appalling assaults on members of our own State Department family are, sadly, part of a growing tragedy besetting many communities in Mexico," US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a statement Sunday night. "They underscore the...
    on Mar 16, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: CNN

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