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Synonyms for appalling
əˈpɔ lɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. appalling(adj)

    an experience that appalls

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


  2. appalling, dismaying(adj)

    causing consternation

    "appalling conditions"




  1. appalling(adjective)

    grotesque, terrible, awful, hideous, horrid

  2. appalling(adjective)

    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

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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How to use appalling in a sentence?

  1. Charlie Baker:

    ( The) peaceful transfer of power is what the people of this country rely on when they go to vote, it is appalling and outrageous that anyone would suggest for a minute that if they lose an election they're not going to leave. Period.

  2. Hugh Grant:

    I horrified my scary new LA agents by turning everything down and then finally made an appalling choice.

  3. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.

  4. Ryan Rosuaro:

    It is appalling that President-elect Rodrigo Duterte should justify the murder of journalists in the country by playing the corruption card.

  5. Cynthia Heimel:

    Never judge someone by who he's in love with judge him by his friends. People fall in love with the most appalling people. Take a cool, appraising glance at his pals.

Translations for appalling

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  • مروعArabic
  • отблъскващ, ужасяващBulgarian
  • otřesnýCzech
  • erschreckend, entsetzlichGerman
  • απαίσιος, αποκρουστικόςGreek
  • asombrosoSpanish
  • kohutavEstonian
  • مخوفPersian
  • kauhistuttava, tyrmistyttäväFinnish
  • épouvantable, effroyableFrench
  • भय उत्पन्न करनेवालाHindi
  • terribile, orrendo, pessimoItalian
  • 끔찍한, 질리는Korean
  • ontzettendDutch
  • przerażający, zatrważającyPolish
  • ужасающий, отталкивающий, ужасный, страшныйRussian
  • skrämmande, förskräckande, förfärande, förfärlig, förskräckligSwedish
  • خوفناکUrdu

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