Definition of appalling adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əˈpɔːlɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈpɔːlɪŋ//
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  1. 1(North American English, formal or British English) shocking; extremely bad The prisoners were living in appalling conditions.
  2. 2(informal) very bad The bus service is appalling now. It was one of the most appalling atrocities of the war. The regime has an appalling record on human rights.
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