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uk   /əˈpɔː.lɪŋ/  us   /-ˈpɑː-/
C1 very ​bad: appalling ​weather The ​drivehome was appalling.C2 shocking and very ​bad: appalling ​injuries Prisoners were ​kept in the most appalling ​conditions.

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adverb uk   us   /-li/
The ​number of ​casualties was appallingly high in both ​wars. The ​wholeplay was appallingly (= very ​badly)acted.
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