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Definition of Appalling

Appalling

  1. of Appall
  2. Such as to appall; as, an appalling accident.

Appalling Quotations

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

A high station in life is earned by the gallantry with which appalling experiences are survived with grace.
Tennessee Williams

There is a sacred horror about everything grand. It is easy to admire mediocrity and hills; but whatever is too lofty, a genius as well as a mountain, an assembly as well as a masterpiece, seen too near, is appalling.
Victor Hugo

The writer's greed is appalling. He wants, or seems to want, everything and practically everybody, in another sense, and at the same time, he needs no one at all.
James A. Baldwin
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Appalling Translations

appalling in German is entsetzlich
appalling in Italian is tremendo, atroce
appalling in Spanish is espantoso, horrible
appalling in Swedish is ohygglig

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