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Below you will find the definition of galling, followed by 39 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - causing irritation or annoyance
EXAMPLES - Galling in a Sentence
- But here's what's galling about the Cordoba House affair. (source)
- Tangarone found this so galling, he took early retirement. (source)
- How galling it must have been for the CIA: It was the French. (source)
- And most galling is that this entire legislative exercise was unnecessary. (source)
- What was a bit galling about the Mo. o missive, though, was the way it began: (source)
- He called the remarks "galling" in a blog posted Thursday to the paper's website. (source)
- What's galling is that Obama would not have been President without the groundwork Dean laid. (source)
- Zuckerman claims the benefits earned by public employees are "galling" to private sector workers. (source)
- With his "galling" ambition, Nur Jazlan is trying to break the cycle and short circuit the process. (source)
- This pay disparity is particularly galling when you consider the current crisis in our labor markets. (source)
- What makes the situation so galling is that we, now playing second banana, are in no way a threat to them. (source)
- "It's kind of galling when you realize the nutbags with the cardboard signs had it right all along," declares (source)
- How galling is it for you mind forged manacled liberals to slowly realize you're going to lose again? cherrystrawberry (source)
- Let me clarify that what I find so galling is the fact that progressive readers will completely misinterpret this story. (source)
- To a man who knows how to enforce his own authority, it is worse than galling to be obeyed because he wears a woman's favor. (source)
- And that's especially galling, considering we've been made steady progress toward recouping the losses inflicted by the financial crisis. (source)
- It is especially galling this year, because I am in the same time zone as the Olympics, and yet we are not allowed to watch anything live on NBC. (source)
- I'm not sure which side of that proposition I found more galling: that sex addiction isn't real, or that there's such a thing as "normal" male behavior. (source)
- But for a non-Zoho user, there's one thing that's kind of galling: You can access your Zoho Mail through integration with browser extension Google Gears. (source)
- It's particularly galling that they are using the platform of baseball, that historic symbol of community and cohesion, as a staging ground for their hate. (source)
- What make this automatic 50% of surnames excision particularly galling is that for almost all of us, the only parentage we can claim with certainty is maternal. (source)
- What's galling is his attempts in recent days to draw paralels between their war and his, or between the leadership of those trying days and his own inept performance. (source)
- Tony Bradley, member of the Contract Campaign Committee, said he found it "galling" that the administration wanted to double retirees 'contribution to health care costs. (source)
- A 36-year-old Fabio Cannavaro was sent off that night and a galling World Cup followed, but getting the better of such renowned players still enhanced Zamora's confidence. (source)
- It must be yet more "galling" for Queens, because they always have been more flattered, and are imaginative enough to fancy that in grasping the symbols they hold the power. (source)
- I take that back, the thing that's MOST galling is that he's going to continue to allow American troops to DIE NEEDLESSLY while he dithers about looking smart and thoughtful. (source)
- That was "galling" to people in committed relationships, said Arnie Bigbee, chairman of the city's Human Rights and Relations Commission, which brought the measure to the council. (source)
- I don't have a prblm with cheating, per se, we are not gods, we are humans, despite what the Christian right preaches, what I find galling is the people who pretend to be what they are not. (source)
- "It is always offensive when someone steals from others to finance his own luxurious lifestyle, but it is especially galling to exploit a community with whom one shares an inherent trust," said (source)
- Senator Joyce described as "galling" a decision by the Rudd Government to give the World Bank $150 million, a third of which he said would be used to reduce food inflation in developing nations. (source)
- The SEC opposes the distribution plan and initially characterized it as "galling" for allowing Harder and several former executives the opportunity to retain equity before all creditors are repaid. (source)
- What she finds particularly galling is the tea partiers 'oft-repeated revolutionary cry of taxation without representation, despite the election of a president on the highest voter turnout since 1968. (source)
- Christine Radogno, a Republican Illinois state senator, called the governor's move "galling" and said the state should hold a special election to fill the two years remaining in Mr. Obama's former Senate seat. (source)
- Given that BP has spent large sums cultivating an environmentally sensitive reputation, describing itself as a forward-looking energy giant moving "beyond petroleum" will prove particularly galling to shareholders. (source)
- Eyman said in an e-mail to supporters that the Democrats 'action was "galling" and he claimed SB 6843 reduces "sunshine" on tax decisions by eliminating some of the public notice requirements every time a tax bill is introduced. (source)
- This is funny, because it makes the Republicans in the House who voted for this look more liberal than Barry. kind of galling to ZERO that the dimmest bulb in the history of the senate would be the brains of the outfit, I'll bet ... (source)
- Americans are still getting killed in countries full of ingrate tribal nutbars and religious fanatics, unemployment is over ten percent, and the same rich scumbags who caused this disaster are giving each other millions in (how's this for a galling word) "bonuses." (source)
- Ron Dodson, chairman of the Southern Regional board of directors, called Piedmont's opposition "galling" and accused the hospital in Atlanta's tony Buckhead neighborhood of putting "their bottom line and their business interests ahead of the health care needs of an underserved population that would clearly benefit from the establishment of a local open heart surgery program." (source)
- This, in the words of Pirate Smee, was 'a kind of a compliment ', but it was also, to quote the same hero,' galling '; and I have wished for an opportunity of disowning the pretension which I found attributed to me of setting up as a pundit, or a pontiff, or a Petronius Arbiter; for I have neither the sure taste, nor the exhaustive reading, nor the ample leisure which would be necessary in any such role. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 39 example sentences provided below is 52.0, which suggests that "galling" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 21 synonyms for galling.
acid, afflictive, aggravating, annoying, bitter, bothersome, distasteful, exasperating, grievous, harassing, humiliating, irksome, irritating, nettlesome, painful, plaguing, provoking, rankling, unpalatable, vexatious, vexing
We have 8 antonyms for galling.
agreeable, cheering, comforting, pleasant, pleasing, satisfying, soothing, wonderful
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of galling from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Causing extreme irritation or chagrin; vexing: a galling delay; a galling setback to their plans.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) vexing, humiliating
- (verb) Present participle of gall.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Fitted to gall or chafe; vexing; harassing; irritating.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Such as to gall, irritate, or distress; extremely annoying; harrowing; provoking.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) causing irritation or annoyance