Definition of "gall" []

  • See bile. (noun)
  • Bitterness of feeling; rancor. (noun)
  • Something bitter to endure: the gall of defeat. (noun)
  • Outrageous insolence; effrontery. (noun)
  • A skin sore caused by friction and abrasion: a saddle gall. (noun)
  • Impudence (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Bitterness; rancour (noun)
  • Something bitter or disagreeable (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "gall" in a sentence
  • "I. i.101 (158,2) Though ink be made of gall] Shakespeare, even in this poor conceit, has confounded the vegetable _galls_ used in ink, with the animal _gall_, supposed to be bitter."
  • "The word gall has appeared in 110 New York Times articles in the past year, including on Oct. 7 in the blog post "'Simpsons' Voice Actor Speaks Out About Negotiations With Fox," by Dave Itzkoff:"
  • "The next time the cook cleans out a fowl, ask her to show you the little greenish bladder which she calls the gall and which she takes such care not to burst, because it contains a bitter liquid which, if spilt upon it, would quite ruin the flavor of the fowl."