Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a manner to appal or transfix with fright; shockingly.

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  • adverb In an appalling manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb to an appalling extent

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Examples

  • Lord Ashdown, the former Liberal Democrat leader, said party members were "furious" at what he described as "appallingly personal" jibes against the Deputy Prime Minister.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • That sadness has turned to outrage at the speed with which some white gay activists began blaming African Americans -- sometimes in appallingly racist ways -- for the defeat of Proposition 8.

    No Racism: African Americans Are Not Who Funded And Passed Prop (h)8

  • What the term suggests to me is essentially the modern cinematic equivalent of the kind of appallingly grisly public spectacle recounted at great length by Foucault in the opening pages of Discipline and Punish (the whole horrifying passage can be read here), framed and presented for the audience's enjoyment (or whatever) as spectacle.

    Archive 2009-06-14

  • Independent Complaints Directorate and the SA Human Rights Commission, saying the chairman of their youth wing was treated "appallingly" by police.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The protests of various lobby groups, which delayed the start of the minsterial conference, were handled "appallingly", Erwin said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The Piquets' lawyer, Dominic Crossley, said both men had been treated "appallingly" by

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • New Democrat Leader Andrea Horwath accused the Premier of exercising "appallingly" poor judgment and called on him to apologize to all Ontarians.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • New Democrat Leader Andrea Horwath accused the Premier of exercising "appallingly" poor judgment and called on him to apologize to all Ontarians.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • As a consequence, passengers were treated "appallingly".

    The Guardian World News

  • As a consequence, passengers were treated "appallingly".

    The Guardian World News

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