appalling = when you see or experience it, you feel sick or upset or angry excruciating = doing it is very difficult or painful
Jessica's singing is appalling (= makes me angry to listen to). I can't stand the way she butchers songs and misses every note. Listening to Jessica's singing is excruciating (= hurts me). It makes my ears hurt.
After the car accident, Paul's legs were in appalling (= upsetting to look at) condition. They were broken in multiple places and all black and blue from bruises. Paul had to do several months of excruciating (= very painful) therapy to recover.
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