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appalling

adjective
     
ap‧pal‧ling
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 appalling.
appallingly adverb:
He behaved appallingly.
an appallingly difficult job
WORD FOCUS: bad WORD FOCUS: bad
very bad: awful, terrible, horrible, lousy informal, appalling, ghastly, atrocious, horrendous

bad, but not very bad: not very good, mediocre, second-rate, so-so, lacklustre

of bad quality: shoddy, inferior, poor quality, cheap, crummy informal

bad at doing something: be no good at something

very bad at doing something: hopeless, terrible, useless, lousy informal, incompetent

morally bad: evil, wicked, immoral, corrupt, sick, perverted, degenerate


See also
bad

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