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What is another word for appalling?

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Adjective
Causing disgust or revulsion
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“Dr. Fritzhoff then rebuked her sternly for her appalling habit of profanity.”
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Frighteningly repellent or disturbing
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“The female escaped but the male deer suffered appalling injuries as it tried to get away from the crowds of jeering onlookers.”
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Very bad in quality or standard
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“What a pity Tucker spoils a good idea with such appalling workmanship.”
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Morally or socially corrupt
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“This harsh reality illustrates Greifter's appalling ethics. He had the opinion he was special and that rules and laws didn't apply to him.”
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Extremely cruel or brutal
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“In the early years, shepherds, hut keepers, and some of the pastoralists themselves were guilty of appalling cruelty and murder.”
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Unreasonably or shockingly excessive
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“An appalling use of the taxpayers' dollars has taken place, and I feel that you and the other members of the committee should be made aware of it.”
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Causing distress, sadness or anxiety
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Verb
Present participle for to fill with shock and horror
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“The scene before them was enough to appall the stoutest heart.”
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Present participle for to greatly offend or outrage someone
“Her recent behavior would appall her father and stepmother who still reeled over the lurid scandal.”
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Present participle for to fill with disgust or revulsion
“Few scents can appall creatures who regularly revel in the miasma of the swamp, the stench of the charnel house, the reek of the grave.”
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Present participle for to mentally worry or torment
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