appalling

adj.
VERBS
be, look, sound
ADVERB
really, truly
absolutely, the most, quite, utterly

They had to wait for hours in the most appalling weather.

Appalling is used with these nouns: ↑act, ↑atrocity, ↑condition, ↑crime, ↑dilemma, ↑hardship, ↑ignorance, ↑injury, ↑massacre, ↑mess, ↑record, ↑scene, ↑state, ↑stench, ↑taste, ↑thing, ↑tragedy, ↑weather

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Appalling — Ap*pall ing, a. Such as to appall; as, an appalling accident. {Ap*pall ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appalling — index deplorable, dire, disastrous, egregious, formidable, loathsome, lurid, repulsive Burton s Legal Thesauru …   Law dictionary

  • appalling — (adj.) 1620s, prp. adjective from APPALL (Cf. appall). Colloquial weakened sense of distasteful is attested from 1919 …   Etymology dictionary

  • appalling — *fearful, dreadful, terrible, horrible, frightful, shocking, awful, terrific, horrific Analogous words: dismaying, horrifying, daunting (see DISMAY vb): bewildering, dumbfounding, confounding (see PUZZLE vb) Antonyms: reassuring …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • appalling — [adj] horrifying alarming, astounding, awful, bad, daunting, dire, disheartening, dismaying, dreadful, fearful, formidable, frightening, frightful, ghastly, grim, grody*, gross*, harrowing, heavy*, hideous, horrible, horrid, horrific,… …   New thesaurus

  • appalling — [ə pôl′iŋ] adj. causing horror, shock, or dismay appallingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • appalling — adj. 1) appalling to + inf. (it was appalling to see him in that condition) 2) appalling that + clause (it is appalling that so many people evade paying taxes) * * * [ə pɔːlɪŋ] appalling that + clause (it is appalling that so many people evade… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • appalling — ap|pal|ling [əˈpo:lıŋ US əˈpo: ] adj 1.) very unpleasant and shocking = ↑terrible ▪ She suffered appalling injuries. ▪ He was kept in appalling conditions in prison. ▪ an appalling famine 2.) very bad = ↑atrocious ▪ The weather was absolutely… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • appalling — [[t]əpɔ͟ːlɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is appalling is so bad or unpleasant that it shocks you. They have been living under the most appalling conditions for two months. Syn: dreadful Derived words: appallingly ADV GRADED He says that he… …   English dictionary

  • appalling — ap|pall|ing [ ə pɔlıŋ ] adjective * very unpleasant and shocking: The conditions in the camps were absolutely appalling. a. very bad or disappointing: appalling weather The jokes were absolutely appalling. ╾ ap|pall|ing|ly adverb: At peak times… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • appalling */ — UK [əˈpɔːlɪŋ] / US [əˈpɔlɪŋ] adjective a) very unpleasant and shocking The conditions in the camps were absolutely appalling. b) very bad or disappointing appalling weather The jokes were absolutely appalling. Derived word: appallingly adverb At… …   English dictionary

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