Appalling and Horrible


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Appalling adjective – Causing intense displeasure, disgust, or resentment.
Usage example: opening your mouth to show me your half-chewed food is absolutely appalling

Horrible is a synonym for appalling in awful topic. In some cases you can use "Horrible" instead the word "Appalling" as an adjective or a noun, when it comes to topics like horrifying, property, good, dreadful. popular alternative
Nearby Words: appalled, appal, appallingly
Synonyms for Appalling


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Horrible adjective – Extremely disturbing or repellent.
Usage example: a horrible car accident that left eyewitnesses in a state of shock

Appalling is a synonym for horrible in dreadful topic. You can use "Appalling" instead an adjective "Horrible", if it concerns topics such as awful, property, good, unpleasant. popular alternative
Nearby Words: horrid, horror, horrify, horribly
Synonyms for Horrible

Things that words describes

person appalling person horrible person
manner appalling manner horrible manner
life appalling life horrible life
stuff appalling stuff horrible stuff
Other nouns: treatment, creature, luck, fashion, example, accent, mistake, abuse, mother, crime, conditions, singer, behavior, ways, consequences, acts, scars, crimes.

Both words in one sentence

  • Jack the Ripper boasts of having committed crimes so horrible that even his opponent, Hannibal Lecter, would find them sick and appalling.
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