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Synonyms for galling
ˈgɔ lɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, teasing, vexatious, vexing(adj)

    causing irritation or annoyance

    "tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork"; "aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport"; "found it galling to have to ask permission"; "an irritating delay"; "nettlesome paperwork"; "a pesky mosquito"; "swarms of pestering gnats"; "a plaguey newfangled safety catch"; "a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him"; "a vexatious child"; "it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong"

    Synonyms:
    sodding(a), complete(a), thoroughgoing(a), staring(a), staring, everlasting(a), agaze, utter(a), perfect(a), gross(a), consummate(a), unadulterated, arrant(a), stark(a), double-dyed(a), pure(a)

    Antonyms:
    closed, mitigated, shut

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "galling":

    irritating, exasperating, infuriating, irritant, annoying

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How to use galling in a sentence?

  1. Thomas Babington Macaulay:

    Nothing is so galling to a people not broken in from birth as a paternal, or, in other words, a meddling government, a government which tells them what to read, and say, and eat, and drink and wear.

  2. Chuck Schumer:

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell owes an apology to Dr. Ford for labeling her allegations a' smear job.' Let me repeat that, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell owes an apology to Dr. Ford for labeling her allegations a' smear job' and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should apologize to her immediately, it is galling -- galling for the Republican leader who has done more than maybe anyone else to politicize the Supreme Court nomination process, to make these trumped up, hyperbolic charges.

  3. The Guardian:

    I’ve realised that most men, good men, the men that I love, there is a cut-off in their ability to understand. They simply cannot understand what abuse is like on a daily level, i honestly think that until we get on the same page, you can’t tell a woman about their abuse. A man cannot do that. No one can. It is so individual and so personal, it’s galling when a powerful man steps up and starts dictating the terms, whether he intends it or not.

  4. Felicia Marcus:

    I find it galling when whole sets of water glasses end up on a (restaurant) table, even in Sacramento, the key is to get away from very light mandatory restrictions.

  5. Jon Sherman:

    What's really galling about how severely restrictive the voter ID law requirements are for students, how many traps and hoops that are for them to navigate, is that Wisconsin has the most restrictive voting regime overall, and basically the whole country, in order to vote there.

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