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gall (noun) bitterness; lack of respect in a person not embarrassed about it.

An unhappy experience which makes you feel that injustice has been done to you fills you with gall, that is, bitterness. Your enemy's ill-gotten wealth contrasting with your hard-earned money fills you with you gall, that is, it makes you bitter. When a person has gall they are impudent. They are not only disrespectful but are unashamed of it. You have the gall to ask your elder and senior to obey your orders if you demand that they obey you and are not embarrassed about it.

  • It filled him with gall to see his idle neighbor prosper while he, in spite of his hard work, has just enough to lead a life of minimum comforts. He has lost faith in the dictum that hard work pays.
  • The youngsters had the gall to demand that their elders obey their orders. This, in spite of the fact that the elders were highly respected people in the locality.
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