What does devastating mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. annihilating, devastating, witheringadjective

    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, witheringadjective

    wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction

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

  3. crushing, devastatingadjective

    physically or spiritually devastating; often used in combination

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

Wiktionary

  1. devastatingadjective

    causing devastation

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  1. devastating

    Devastating refers to something that causes severe shock, distress, destruction, or damage. It can be a situation, event, or condition that induces deep emotional pain or extensive physical harm, leading to an overwhelmingly negative impact or consequences.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Devastating

    of Devastate

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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. Jeffrey Smith:

    The headlines announcing Obiang's re-election were likely written long ago, it was inevitable that the ruling party would maintain power, unfortunately to the detriment of the people who have long suffered under callous dictatorship and devastating poverty.

  2. Alexis King:

    From the beginning, we have followed the process set forth in the law to reach a just resolution of this case. We are disappointed in the Governor's decision to act prematurely. I joined the surviving victims and families of those who lost their loved ones in their wish to have the trial judge determine an appropriate sentence in this case, as he heard the facts and evidence of the defendant's destructive conduct that led to death, injury, and devastating destruction.

  3. Mary Ramsay:

    No parent should be in any doubt of the devastating impact of these diseases.

  4. Eric Garcetti:

    We know the ‘Big One’ is coming, it's a matter of when. If we're unprepared, the effects could be devastating, these things come with real costs, but we cannot afford not to pay them.

  5. John Barrasso:

    The people of Wyoming view this as having lost one of their sons, one of their children, and it is a devastating loss. And they really do believe that the administration should hold the blame for what has occurred.

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