Meaning: Triggering annoyance or anger. Causing someone to feel angry or annoyed. Markedly irritating. Annoying; humiliating.
Synonyms: Annoying, irritating, vexing, vexatious, infuriating, maddening, irksome, provoking, exasperating, trying, tiresome, troublesome, bothersome, displeasing, disagreeable, informal aggravating.
Use: The murderer’s early release from prison was galling to the families of the victims.
During the economic depression, the president’s critics found his excessive spending to be quite galling.