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English definition of “appalling”

appalling

adjective     /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     /-li/ adverb 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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