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Synonyms for appalling
əˈpɔ lɪŋap·palling

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  1. appallingadjective

    Synonyms:
    grotesque, terrible, awful, hideous, horrid

  2. appallingadjective

    Horrifying and astonishing.

    That was an appalling waste of money.

    Synonyms:
    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.

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

    Antonyms:
    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?"

    Antonyms:
    unalarming

  2. appalling, dismayingadjective

    causing consternation

    "appalling conditions"

    Synonyms:
    dismaying

    Antonyms:
    unalarming

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. Sri Lanka:

    Deep sorrow following the terrorist attacks against churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. We firmly condemn these heinous acts. All our solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka and our thoughts go out to all victims' relatives on this Easter Day, the acts of violence against churches and hotels in Sri Lanka are truly appalling, and my deepest sympathies go out to all of those affected at this tragic time. We must stand together to make sure that no one should ever have to practise their faith in fear.

  2. Dan Friedkin:

    This tragic event again highlights the appalling risk and cost of protecting Tanzania's wildlife.

  3. Megan Mitchell:

    People make mistakes all the time, but to hide that mistake and not admit to it for over a week is pretty appalling, the victims deserve better than what's happened to them on the Senate floor. They deserve better than a staffer hiding what they knew about the bill. They deserve better than politics being played [with this bill].

  4. 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.

  5. Jonathan Blake:

    There was this absolute fear about what was befalling seemingly healthy gay men, who would suddenly take ill for no apparent reason and die in appalling circumstances, your head is messed up, you have this killer virus coursing through your veins, you feel like a pariah... HIV was considered a gay plague that we (gay men) had brought upon ourselves - it was horrid.


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