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Definition of "galling" []

  • Causing extreme irritation or chagrin; vexing: a galling delay; a galling setback to their plans. (adjective)

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.

Use "galling" in a sentence
  • "What makes the situation so galling is that we, now playing second banana, are in no way a threat to them."
  • "And most galling is that this entire legislative exercise was unnecessary."
  • "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."