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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gall·ing /ˈgɔlɪŋ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gall, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Galled p. pr. & vb. n. Galling.]
 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.
    I am loth to gall a new-healed wound.   --Shak.
 2. To fret; to vex; as, to be galled by sarcasm.
 They that are most galled with my folly,
 They most must laugh.   --Shak.
 3. To injure; to harass; to annoy; as, the troops were galled by the shot of the enemy.
    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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gall·ing a. Fitted to gall or chafe; vexing; harassing; irritating. -- Gall*ing*ly, adv.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : 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,
             irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous,
             plaguy, plaguey, teasing, vexatious, vexing]