Part of speech: adjective

Causing or fitted to cause dismay or terror; frightful.

Part of speech: adverb


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Usage examples "appalling":

  1. In that instant Doris's powers returned to her, urged by appalling necessity. - "The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories", 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", George Allan England.
  3. Good Lord, Dane, this is appalling! - "The Motor Maid", Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson.