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synonyms for galling

  • aggravating
  • annoying
  • bitter
  • exasperating
  • harassing
  • humiliating
  • irritating
  • plaguing
  • provoking
  • rankling
  • vexing
  • acid
  • afflictive
  • bothersome
  • distasteful
  • grievous
  • irksome
  • nettlesome
  • painful
  • unpalatable
  • vexatious

antonyms for galling

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  • agreeable
  • pleasant
  • cheering
  • comforting
  • pleasing
  • satisfying
  • soothing
  • wonderful
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How to use galling in a sentence

I have been to a variety of churches growing up, and the hypocrisy I’ve seen is galling.
FIRST REJECTED, THEN OUTED IN CHURCH, BISEXUAL TEEN QUESTIONS CHRISTIANITYSPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON BLADEJUNE 16, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
And, in a galling irony, those who should be most concerned about those implications are the very people this worldview purports to protect.
THE HIDDEN SCAM BEHIND TUCKER CARLSON AND THE RIGHT’S ‘REPLACEMENT’ GAMEGREG SARGENTAPRIL 23, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Because of her long-standing commitment to her workout regimen and strong play inside, the weight room disparity was particularly galling.
MICHIGAN’S NAZ HILLMON KNOWS ALL ABOUT INEQUITY. HER MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER LIVED IT.GENE WANGMARCH 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The revelations were especially galling given how Cuomo had boasted about his handling of the pandemic while New Yorkers were still in its throes.
ANDREW CUOMO WAS A 'RESISTANCE' ICON. NOW THERE'S 'BLOOD IN THE WATER'CHARLOTTE ALTERMARCH 2, 2021TIME
It’s great to see progress in the right direction, but it’s galling for anyone who falls outside of this and is still being actively discriminated against.
STILL FIGHTING FOR PARENTAL RIGHTS IN IRELANDRANAE VON MEDINGFEBRUARY 14, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
Prejudices always seem to ebb with a galling sluggishness, but an old one about Polynesian-American football players just keeps on rushing from dead to deader.
CLEMSON’S D.J. UIAGALELEI CONTINUING PROUD TRADITION OF POLYNESIAN QUARTERBACKSCHUCK CULPEPPERNOVEMBER 6, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The galling part of it was that Aunt Linda knew, and was chuckling, so to speak, over my discomfiture.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
As the British line advanced slowly and in exact order, the guides opened a galling fire.
THE SPYJ. FENIMORE COOPER
Galling though the Irish laws were, they never went so far as to make the mere holding of heretical opinions criminal.
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Yet it was infinitely galling to be hidden away in this manner.
A GERMAN POMPADOURMARIE HAY
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WORDS RELATED TO GALLING

  • annoying
  • biting
  • caustic
  • cutting
  • galling
  • hard to take
  • harsh
  • hateful
  • hurtful
  • irritating
  • nasty
  • rough
  • rubbing the wrong way
  • sharp
  • spiky
  • unpleasant
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.