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APPALLING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does appalling mean? 

APPALLING (noun)
  The noun APPALLING has 1 sense:

1. an experience that appalls

  Familiarity information: APPALLING used as a noun is very rare.


APPALLING (adjective)
  The adjective APPALLING has 1 sense:

1. causing consternation

  Familiarity information: APPALLING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


APPALLING (noun)


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Meaning:

An experience that appalls

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Context example:

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

Hypernyms ("appalling" is a kind of...):

experience (an event as apprehended)


APPALLING (adjective)


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Meaning:

Causing consternation

Synonyms:

appalling; dismaying

Context example:

appalling conditions

Similar:

alarming (causing alarm or fear)


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