What does devastating mean?

Definitions for devastatingˈdɛv əˌsteɪ tɪŋ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word devastating.

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of devastating in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of devastating in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Naoko Ishii:

    It is devastating to see.

  2. Michelle Griffith:

    It’s a very, very devastating loss.

  3. Elias Rosenfeld:

    It was a total shock, it was devastating.

  4. Maura Gillison:

    It's a very devastating cancer when it recurs.

  5. Barack Obama:

    Dr. Farkas’ admissions alone are devastating.

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