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Meaning of GALLING

Pronunciation:  'goling

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  causing irritation or annoyance; "tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork"; "aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport"; "found it galling to have to ask permission"; "an irritating delay"; "nettlesome paperwork"; "a pesky mosquito"; "swarms of pestering gnats"; "a plaguey newfangled safety catch"; "a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him"; "a vexatious child"; "it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong"

GALLING is a 7 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: annoying, bothersome, disagreeable, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguey, plaguy, teasing, vexatious, vexing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Gall"ing\, a.
Fitted to gall or chafe; vexing; harassing; irritating. --
{Gall"ing*ly}, adv.

Thesaurus Terms
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