What does devastating mean?

Definitions for devastating
ˈdɛv əˌsteɪ tɪŋdev·as·tat·ing

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. devastating(Adjective)

    causing devastation

Webster Dictionary

  1. Devastating

    of Devastate

How to pronounce devastating?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say devastating in sign language?

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Numerology

  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

Examples of devastating in a Sentence

  1. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo:

    9/11 was so devastating, so tragic and then in many ways we lose so many more New Yorkers to this silent killer, it was a silent explosion that just ripples through society with the same randomness, the same evil that we saw on 9/11.

  2. Carla Povolish:

    That's what's going to be so devastating for the little one.

  3. Texas Governor Greg Abbott:

    It's devastating to see what I saw on the Blanco River when this tidal wave of water just swept away neighborhoods.

  4. Demi Moore:

    I was out of the country traveling to meet my daughters for a birthday celebration when I got the devastating news, the loss of a child is an unthinkable tragedy and my heart goes out to this young man's family and friends.

  5. Phillip Arnold:

    The pecan weevil is probably considered one of the most devastating or one of the most damaging to pecans.

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