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1. galling

adjective. ['ˈgɔlɪŋ'] causing irritation or annoyance.

Synonyms

  • pestering
  • nettlesome
  • plaguy
  • vexatious
  • pesky
  • annoying
  • pestiferous
  • bothersome
  • plaguey
  • vexing
  • disagreeable
  • irritating

Antonyms

  • unplayful
  • unseductive
  • good-natured
  • ecdemic

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gall (English)
  • galle (French)

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Rhymes with Galling

  • mothballing
  • installing
  • sprawling
  • recalling
  • stalling
  • smalling
  • crawling
  • brawling
  • appalling
  • walling
  • salling
  • rawling
  • pawling
  • pauling
  • hauling
  • halling
  • calling
  • balling

Sentences with galling


1. Noun, singular or mass
This will prevent unintended galling of the horse’s sides from the patch rubbing while you're riding.

2. Verb, gerund or present participle
Water-contaminated oil leads to eventual seizing, galling and breakage of major engine components.

Quotes about galling


1. A serious adult story must be true to something in life. Since marvel tales cannot be true to the events of life, they must shift their emphasis towards something to which they can be true; namely, certain wistful or restless moods of the human spirit, wherein it seeks to weave gossamer ladders of escape from the galling tyranny of time, space, and natural law.
- H.P. Lovecraft

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