Etymology
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galling (adj.)

"irritating, offensive, extremely annoying," 1580s, figurative use of present participle of gall (v.).

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Definitions of galling

galling (adj.)
causing irritation or annoyance;
found it galling to have to ask permission
Synonyms: annoying / bothersome / irritating / nettlesome / pesky / pestering / pestiferous / plaguy / plaguey / teasing / vexatious / vexing
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