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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.’
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