Definition of Appalling

1. Noun. An experience that appalls. "Is it better to view the appalling or merely hear of it?"

Generic synonyms: Experience



2. Adjective. Causing consternation. "Appalling conditions"
Exact synonyms: Dismaying
Similar to: Alarming

Definition of Appalling

1. a. Such as to appall; as, an appalling accident.

Definition of Appalling

1. Verb. (present participle of appall) ¹

2. Adjective. Horrifying and astonishing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Appalling

1. appal [v] - See also: appal

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Literary usage of Appalling

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1. Old Time Notes of Pennsylvania: A Connected and Chronological Record of the by Alexander Kelly McClure (1905)
"The Most appalling Chapter of Crime Ever Recorded in the Annals of Pennsylvania—History ... The Molly Maguires who made such an appalling record of crime in ..."

2. Southern History of the War by Edward Alfred Pollard (1865)
"The appalling Statistics of Emancipation.— The Contraband Camps in the Mississippi Valley.—Pictures of Yankee Philanthropy. —"Slavery" Tested by the Wur. ..."

3. John L. Stoddard's Lectures by John Lawson Stoddard (1898)
"Meantime the principal captive had been cast into the Mamertine Prison, to meditate, in the appalling darkness of that dungeon, on the bitterness of life, ..."

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