|part of speech:
||causing shock, dismay, or consternation; frightful.
There is an appalling rate of homelessness in the nation.The conditions in the rundown hospital were appalling.
- frightful, horrific, shocking
- charming, delightful, pleasing
- similar words:
- awful, dire, ghastly, grisly, harrowing, hideous, horrible, horrid, lurid, petrifying
||abominable, dread, grievous, horrendous, terrible, tremendous