Definition of galling

Definition of galling
  1. galling Adjective vexing, humiliating
  2. galling Verb Present participle of gall
  3. gall Noun Bile, especially that of an animal; the greenish, profoundly bitter-tasting fluid found in bile ducts and gall bladders, structures associated with the liver.
  4. gall Noun The gall bladder.
  5. gall Noun Great misery or physical suffering, likened to the bitterest-tasting of substances.
  6. gall Noun A bump-like imperfection resembling a gall.
  7. gall Noun A feeling of exasperation.
  8. gall Noun Impudence or brazenness; temerity, chutzpah.
  9. gall Noun A sore or open wound caused by chafing, which may become infected, as with a blister.
  10. gall Noun A sore on a horse caused by an ill-fitted or ill-adjusted saddle; a saddle sore.
  11. gall Noun A pit caused on a surface being cut caused by the friction between the two surfaces exceeding the bond of the material at a point.
  12. gall Verb To trouble or bother.
  13. gall Verb To harass, to harry, often with the intent to cause injury.
  14. gall Verb To chafe, to rub or subject to friction; to create a sore on the skin.
  15. gall Verb To exasperate.
  16. gall Verb To cause pitting on a surface being cut from the friction between the two surfaces exceeding the bond of the material at a point.
  17. gall Noun A blister or tumor-like growth found on the surface of plants, caused by burrowing of insect larvae into the living tissues, especially that of the common oak gall wasp.
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