Definition of Galling

1. Adjective. Causing irritation or annoyance. "It is vexing to have to admit you are wrong"




Definition of Galling

1. a. Fitted to gall or chafe; vexing; harassing; irritating.

Definition of Galling

1. Adjective. vexing, humiliating ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of gall) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Galling

1. gall [v] - See also: gall

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Galling

galligu
gallimatia
gallimaufrey
gallimaufreys
gallimaufries
gallimaufry
gallin
gallina
gallinaceae
gallinacean
gallinaceans
gallinaceous
gallinaceous bird
gallinae
galline
galling (current term)
gallingly
gallinipper
gallinippers
gallinule
gallinules
galliot
galliots
gallipot
gallipots
gallise
gallised
gallises
gallising
gallite

Literary usage of Galling

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN, Sidney Lee (1890)
"... more galling humiliation was the omission of his name from the new privy council on 9 April ... galling ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"Gallipoli oil. See oil. JR Soley, Blockade and Cruisers, p. 198. gallingly (ga'ling-li), adr. In a galling manner; annoyingly; provokingly. ..."

3. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1868)
"... officers to speak of the magnificent enthusiasm with which the men " went in," and the steadiness they exhibited under the galling fire which met them. ..."

4. History of the American Whale Fishery from Its Earliest Inception to the by Alexander Starbuck (1878)
"HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN WHALE FISHERY. galling frot-л American port»—Continued. ... galling ..."

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