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Synonyms for appalling
əˈpɔ lɪŋap·palling

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  1. appallingadjective

    grotesque, terrible, awful, hideous, horrid

  2. appallingadjective

    Horrifying and astonishing.

    That was an appalling waste of money.

    terrible, hideous, grotesque, horrid, awful

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. appalling

    Awful should not be used of things which are merely disagreeable or annoying, nor of all that are alarming and terrible, but only of such as bring a solemn awe upon the soul, as in the presence of a superior power; as, the awful hush before the battle. That which is awful arouses an oppressive, that which is august an admiring reverence; we speak of the august presence of a mighty monarch, the awful presence of death. We speak of an exalted station, a grand mountain, an imposing presence, a majestic cathedral, a noble mien, a solemn litany, a stately march, an august assembly, the awful scene of the Judgment Day.

    alarming, august, awful, dire, direful, dread, dreadful, fearful, frightful, grand, horrible, imposing, majestic, noble, portentous, shocking, solemn, stately, terrible, terrific

    base, beggarly, commonplace, contemptible, despicable, humble, inferior, lowly, mean, paltry, undignified, vulgar

Princeton's WordNet

  1. appallingadjective

    an experience that appalls

    "is it better to view the appalling or merely hear of it?"


  2. appalling, dismayingadjective

    causing consternation

    "appalling conditions"



Editors Contribution

  1. alarming, awful

    when you get astounded or you get feared by a horrific thing

    the sight of black cat appalled me.

    Submitted by rinat on August 19, 2019  
  2. grim

    when you get astounded or you get feared by a horrific thing

    the sight of black cat grimed at me.

    Submitted by rinat on August 19, 2019  

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  1. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.

  2. Bill Shorten:

    This is appalling and disgraceful behavior.

  3. Martin Hojsik:

    The decision is an appalling failure and a great blow to the fight against poverty and injustice. Developing countries, which are losing billions of dollars a year to tax dodging, are not being given an equal say in fixing unjust global tax rules.

  4. Megan Manson:

    It is appalling that a book calling for gay people to be executed could be found in a school library, it is even more disturbing that some school leaders appeared to defend the school's decision to make this book available to children.

  5. Steve King:

    It's appalling to think of the hubris of Donald Trump, it's time to be adults about this. Can you imagine a commander-in-chief, a president of the United States throwing tantrums like this for four or eight years?

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