What does the word appalling mean?

Usage examples for appalling

  1. In that instant Doris's powers returned to her, urged by appalling necessity. – The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories by Ethel M. Dell
  2. Two days and one night of steady flying over the ocean of sand, with but an occasional oasis or caravan to break the appalling wastes of emptiness, brought Nissr to the Valley of the Nile. – The Flying Legion by George Allan England
  3. Good Lord, Dane, this is appalling! – The Motor Maid by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson