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appalling

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Definition shockingly terrible or horrible
  • The live in appalling conditions.
appalling = shockingly terrible or horrible
  • Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it; it's only for wallowing in.
    Katherine Mansfield
  • appalling = terrible or horrible
  • She has scheduled a news conference to respond to the appalling accusations.
  • appalling = horrible
  • It was appallingly complicated.
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
  • appallingly = terribly
  • An appalling loneliness came over him.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • appalling = horrible
  •   "Father left him!" Meg cried. "He left him on Camazotz!"
      Appallingly, Mrs Whatsit's voice was cold. "And what do you expect us to do?"
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • appallingly = in a manner that shocks with its terribleness
  • Deprivation of soma–appalling thought!
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • appalling = horrible
  • She glanced in it and was appalled.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • appalled = shocked by how terrible or horrible something is
  • His appetite was appalling, and he told me so many times to stop pestering him I consulted Atticus: "Reckon he's got a tapeworm?"
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • appalling = caused concern
  • Even Wilbur, who could eat almost anything, was appalled. "Imagine wanting a junky old rotten egg!" he muttered.
    E. B. White  --  Charlotte's Web
  • appalled = shocked by how horrible something is
  • Clary rubbed her sore arms, staring after him, appalled at what she'd done.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • appalled = shocked (by a terrible thing)
  • How often was he appalled by some shrub covered with snow, which, like a sheeted specter, beset his very path!
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • appalled = horrified (causing strong feelings of disapproval)
  • One, with his chin propped on his knees, stared at nothing, in an intolerable and appalling manner:
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • appalling = causing strong feelings of disapproval or horror
  • For an appalling moment Meg believed, and in that moment she felt her brain being gathered up into IT.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • appalling = shockingly terrible
  • "Jace," she whispered, appalled.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • appalled = shocked by how terrible or horrible something is
  • Faint almost to imperceptibility, but appalling, she suddenly heard the grinding of his teeth.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • appalling = shockingly horrible
  • "Not exactly, dear Lady," said Jace, who was, Clary felt, enjoying himself in a truly appalling manner.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • appalling = shockingly terrible or horrible
  • Like nearsightedness, bad posture, and an appalling lack of coordination.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • appalling = shockingly terrible or horrible
  • There was a sudden and appalling hush; eyes floated uncomfortably, not knowing where to look.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • appalling = shockingly horrible
  • Now that it looked as though the threats were really to be fulfilled, Bernard was appalled.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
appalled = terrified

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