galling

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From gall +‎ -ing. The adjective follows from the verb.

Adjective[edit]

galling (comparative more galling, superlative most galling)

  1. vexing, humiliating
    • 2014, Daniel Taylor, "World Cup 2014: Uruguay sink England as Suárez makes his mark," guardian.co.uk, 20 June:
      Uruguay were quick to the ball, strong in the tackle and seemed intent on showing they were a better team than had been apparent in their defeat to Costa Rica. Yet the most galling part for England is that they helped them on their way.

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Verb[edit]

galling

  1. Present participle of gall.

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