American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Causing extreme irritation or chagrin; vexing: a galling delay; a galling setback to their plans.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Such as to gall, irritate, or distress; extremely annoying; harrowing; provoking.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Fitted to gall or chafe; vexing; harassing; irritating.
- adj. causing irritation or annoyance
- From gall + -ing. The adjective follows from the verb. (Wiktionary)
“What makes the situation so galling is that we, now playing second banana, are in no way a threat to them.”
“And most galling is that this entire legislative exercise was unnecessary.”
“I take that back, the thing that's MOST galling is that he's going to continue to allow American troops to DIE NEEDLESSLY while he dithers about looking smart and thoughtful.”
“I don't have a prblm with cheating, per se, we are not gods, we are humans, despite what the Christian right preaches, what I find galling is the people who pretend to be what they are not.”
“What make this automatic 50% of surnames excision particularly galling is that for almost all of us, the only parentage we can claim with certainty is maternal.”
“What she finds particularly galling is the tea partiers 'oft-repeated revolutionary cry of taxation without representation, despite the election of a president on the highest voter turnout since 1968.”
“What makes this even more galling is that there are probably more people working in our “corporate communications” dept than I have alongside me when I parade on for my shift.”
“What he finds galling is that his village is prohibited from drilling wells, is beholden to Israeli authorities about where it can go to buy water and, now, can't even get permission for its water trucks to move through Israeli checkpoints.”
“How galling is it for you mind forged manacled liberals to slowly realize you're going to lose again? cherrystrawberry”
“Let me clarify that what I find so galling is the fact that progressive readers will completely misinterpret this story.”
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