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appalling

adjective uk   /əˈpɔː.lɪŋ/ us    /-ˈpɑː-/
C1 very bad: appalling weather The journey home was appalling.Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad C2 shocking and very bad: appalling injuries Prisoners were kept in the most appalling conditions.Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
appallingly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
The number of casualties was appallingly high in both wars. The whole play was appallingly (= very badly) acted.Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
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