Definitions for devastatingˈdɛv əˌsteɪ tɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dev•as•tat•ingˈdɛv əˌsteɪ tɪŋ(adj.)

  1. tending or having the power to devastate.

  2. satirical, ironic, or caustic in an effective way:

    a devastating portrayal of society.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. annihilating, devastating, withering(adj)

    making light of

    "afire with annihilating invective"; "a devastating portrait of human folly"; "to compliments inflated I've a withering reply"- W.S.Gilbert

  2. annihilative, annihilating, devastating, withering(adj)

    wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction

    "possessing annihilative power"; "a devastating hurricane"; "the guns opened a withering fire"

  3. crushing, devastating(adj)

    physically or spiritually devastating; often used in combination

    "a crushing blow"; "a crushing rejection"; "bone-crushing"


  1. devastating(Adjective)

    causing devastation

Webster Dictionary

  1. Devastating

    of Devastate

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