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Definition of gall noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1rude behavior showing a lack of respect that is surprising because the person doing it is not embarrassed synonym Then they had the gall to complain! I almost admired the utter gall of the man.
  2. 2(formal) a bitter feeling full of hatred synonym resentment words full of venom and gall
  3. 3a swelling on plants and trees caused by insects, disease, etc.
  4. 4(old-fashioned) = bile
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