causing dismay or horror:
an appalling accident; an appalling lack of manners.
When my father approached, he saw that both looked “appallingly young.”
My Father, The Inglourious Basterd Kim Masters August 8, 2009
His course managed to be both dreadfully dull and appallingly difficult, with few light moments.
Stonewall Jackson, VMI’s Most Embattled Professor S. C. Gwynne November 28, 2014
They are ludicrous insinuations on which the administration and Democratic leadership were uniformly and appallingly silent.
‘Oops,’ First Debate, ‘47 Percent’ & More 2012 Election Turning Points Mark McKinnon November 5, 2012
Rich and poor despise each other, and all justify their meanness in the most appallingly self-serving ways imaginable.
‘The Casual Vacancy’ Review: J.K. Rowling Cuts Loose From Harry Potter Malcolm Jones September 26, 2012
However, cases involving violence against women have a traditionally—and appallingly—low rate of conviction in India.
The Despicable Persistence of the Dowry in India Nishita Jha August 3, 2014
I admit she is a Philistine, appallingly ignorant, and her taste in art is false.
Where Angels Fear to Tread E. M. Forster
Their fitness for purposes of vengeance was appallingly complete.
Victory Joseph Conrad
The deliberations of this ominous court proved to be appallingly short.
Astounding Stories, March, 1931 Various
Fortunately Milton’s verse is not appallingly great in amount.
The Booklover and His Books Harry Lyman Koopman
You are the most appallingly irresponsible man whose hands have ever grasped power.
Destiny Charles Neville Buck
causing extreme dismay, horror, or revulsion
1620s, present participle adjective from appall. Colloquial weakened sense of “distasteful” is attested from 1919.
one of a hardy breed of riding horses, developed in the North American West, having a mottled hide, vertically striped hoofs, and eyes that show a relatively large proportion of white. noun a breed of horse, originally from America, typically having a spotted rump breed of horses favored by Indian tribes in U.S. West, 1849, […]
land or some other source of revenue assigned for the maintenance of a member of the family of a ruling house. whatever belongs rightfully or appropriately to one’s rank or station in life. a natural or necessary accompaniment; adjunct. Historical Examples It was enough for him that an appanage of Royalty had said that some […]
appap Association of Postgraduate Physician Assistant Programs
. . apparent apparently