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Pronunciation: [ɐpˈɔːlɪŋ] (IPA)

The term appalling refers to something that is shocking, dreadful, horrifying, or ghastly. Synonyms for this word include disturbing, alarming, offensive, sickening, terrible, and gruesome. Other similar terms encompass abominable, unspeakable, abhorrent, revolting, horrendous, and repulsive. These words convey a strong sense of disgust and revulsion towards something that is deemed unsatisfactory. Some other synonyms of the word appalling can also include atrocious, deplorable, disgraceful, and intolerable. These words express a deep sense of dismay and disapproval towards situations or conditions that have fallen below acceptable standards. The use of synonyms can help to convey an accurate and vivid description of something that is deeply unpleasant and disturbing.

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What are the opposite words for appalling?

There are many antonyms for the word "appalling" such as delightful, pleasing, enjoyable, wonderful, and enjoyable. Delightful and pleasing both suggest that something is pleasing or satisfying to the senses or one's emotions. Enjoyable implies that something is pleasing or entertaining. Wonderful suggests that something is fantastic or awe-inspiring. Appalling antonyms, therefore, describe positive experiences, emotions, and sensations while also emphasizing that they are desirable or even admirable. Identifying and using precise antonyms can clarify meaning and help to convey the intended tone or mood of a message or story.

Usage examples for Appalling

But the infidelity of the faithful is appalling indeed.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus"
G. A. Chadwick
The length of that fence was appalling in a vague, wordless way, Val unconsciously drew closer to her husband when she looked at it, and shivered in spite of the midsummer heat.
"Lonesome Land"
B. M. Bower
A stillness followed which was appalling.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook

Famous quotes with Appalling

  • The writer's greed is appalling. He wants, or seems to want, everything and practically everybody, in another sense, and at the same time, he needs no one at all.
    James A. Baldwin
  • We've got 50 percent voter turnout for presidential elections. That's appalling. We can do so much better.
    Joan Blades
  • My childhood was appalling.
    Taylor Caldwell
  • These irresponsible acts, which cannot have any justification whatsoever, are to be fully condemned. In these appalling circumstances, I want to offer you the most sincere condolences, both in my name and in that of the French people.
    Jacques Chirac
  • As you can imagine I'm disappointed as anything that I was not selected to be the presidential running mate. And I find it continually appalling that it would be a radical thing to have a woman on the ticket.
    Kate Clinton

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