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ADJECTIVE (1)

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


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gall \Gall\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Galled (g[add]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Galling.] [OE. gallen; cf. F. galer to scratch, rub, gale scurf, scab, G. galle a disease in horses' feet, an excrescence under the tongue of horses; of uncertain origin. Cf. Gall gallnut.] 1. To fret and wear away by friction; to hurt or break the skin of by rubbing; to chafe; to injure the surface of by attrition; as, a saddle galls the back of a horse; to gall a mast or a cable. [1913 Webster] I am loth to gall a new-healed wound. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To fret; to vex; as, to be galled by sarcasm. [1913 Webster] They that are most galled with my folly, They most must laugh. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To injure; to harass; to annoy; as, the troops were galled by the shot of the enemy. [1913 Webster] In our wars against the French of old, we used to gall them with our longbows, at a greater distance than they could shoot their arrows. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Galling \Gall"ing\, a. Fitted to gall or chafe; vexing; harassing; irritating. -- Gall"ing*ly, adv. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

galling adj 1: 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" [syn: annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, teasing, vexatious, vexing]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

51 Moby Thesaurus words for "galling": ablative, abradant, abrasive, afflictive, aggravating, annoying, attritive, bothering, bothersome, chafing, distasteful, disturbing, erosive, exasperating, fretting, gnawing, grating, grievous, grinding, harassing, importunate, importune, irking, irksome, irritant, irritating, irritative, painful, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, pestilent, pestilential, plaguesome, plaguey, plaguing, provoking, rasping, scratchy, stinging, teasing, tiresome, tormenting, troublesome, troubling, unpalatable, vexatious, vexing, wearisome, worrisome, worrying