appal (US appall) VERB (appalled, appalling) 1) greatly dismay or horrify. 2) (appalling) informal very bad or displeasing.
DERIVATIVES appallingly adverb.
ORIGIN Old French apalir 'grow pale' .

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  • appallingly — adv. Appallingly is used with these adjectives: ↑bad …   Collocations dictionary

  • appallingly — adverb to an appalling extent the prisoners were appallingly thin • Derived from adjective: ↑appalling …   Useful english dictionary

  • Appallingly — Appalling Ap*pall ing, a. Such as to appall; as, an appalling accident. {Ap*pall ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appallingly — adverb see appalling …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • appallingly — See appalling. * * * …   Universalium

  • appallingly — adverb /ʌˈpɑlɪŋli/ In an appalling manner …   Wiktionary

  • appallingly — adv. in a horrifying manner, in a shocking manner, outrageously …   English contemporary dictionary

  • appallingly — See: appalling …   English dictionary

  • appalling — appallingly, adv. /euh paw ling/, adj. causing dismay or horror: an appalling accident; an appalling lack of manners. [1810 20; APPALL + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • appalling — [[t]əpɔ͟ːlɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is appalling is so bad or unpleasant that it shocks you. They have been living under the most appalling conditions for two months. Syn: dreadful Derived words: appallingly ADV GRADED He says that he… …   English dictionary

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