Definition of “appalling” - English Dictionary

“appalling” in British English

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appallingadjective

uk /əˈpɔː.lɪŋ/ us /əˈpɑː.lɪŋ/

C1 very bad:

appalling weather
The drive home was appalling.

C2 shocking and very bad:

appalling injuries
Prisoners were kept in the most appalling conditions.

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appallingly
adverb uk /əˈpɔː.lɪŋ.li/ us /əˈpɑː.lɪŋ.li/

The number of casualties was appallingly high in both wars.
The whole play was appallingly (= very badly) acted.

(Definition of “appalling” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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