Definition of appallingly in English:

appallingly

adverb

  • To a horrifying or shocking degree:

    ‘there are people who suffer appallingly all the time’
    [as submodifier] ‘the public waiting list is appallingly long’
    • ‘They once drank vast quantities of alcohol and consumed appallingly rich, fatty meals of meats and heavy desserts.’
    • ‘The didgeridoo, another instrument frequently played appallingly, is in capable hands here.’
    • ‘He was such an appallingly grouchy individual that the university never did give him a professorship.’
    • ‘All "talent" involved really should be ashamed for their wasted energy on this appallingly dreadful final product.’
    • ‘The songs are appallingly uneventful, despite the rock-steady delivery of the band.’
    • ‘The most obvious evidence of this phenomenon is the appallingly low rate of women's literacy in many countries.’
    • ‘The corporate world is appallingly bad at capitalizing on the strengths of its people.’
    • ‘Appallingly low turnout for the June elections showed that voters are apathetic.’
    • ‘The film is appallingly directed, exposing the actors to scenes of baffling embarrassment.’
    • ‘Agathocles, we are told, always lived a dissolute life and was known for appallingly cruel and inhumane conduct.’

Pronunciation

appallingly

/əˈpɔːlɪŋli/