Definition of Smashing

1. Noun. The act of breaking something into small pieces.

Exact synonyms: Shattering
Generic synonyms: Break, Breakage, Breaking
Derivative terms: Shatter, Shatter, Smash

2. Adjective. Very good. "You look simply smashing"
Exact synonyms: Bang-up, Bully, Corking, Cracking, Dandy, Great, Groovy, Keen, Neat, Nifty, Not Bad, Peachy, Slap-up, Swell
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Good

Definition of Smashing

1. Adjective. Serving to smash (something). ¹

2. Adjective. (''British informal'') Wonderful, very good or impressive. Thought to be corruption of Irish ''Is maith é sin.'' (meaning "that's good"). ¹

3. Noun. ''Gerund:'' The action of the verb '''to smash'''. ¹

4. Verb. (present participle of smash) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Smashing

1. smash [v] - See also: smash

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Smashing

smash-mouth
smash-up
smash and grab
smash and grabs
smash down
smash hit
smash the stack
smash up
smashable
smashed
smasher
smashers
smashes
smashie
smashies
smashing (current term)
smashingly
smashings
smashmouth
smashproof
smasht
smashup
smashups
smatch
smatched
smatches
smatchet
smatchets
smatching
smatter

Literary usage of Smashing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lawn Tennis Lessons for Beginners by Jahial Parmly Paret (1916)
"smashing is possible from any part of the court, although its success generally depends on being inside the service-line. The player cannot select his own ..."

2. The War of Positions by Paul Jean Louis Azan (1917)
"smashing the Enemy's Position The smashing of the enemy's position is effected by the heavy and field artillery, aided by the trench artillery and ..."

3. Methods and Players of Modern Lawn Tennis by Jahial Parmly Paret (1915)
"Very few actually see the ball strike the racket except in smashing, but here it is possible to watch the ball longer than in serving because the direction ..."

4. Methods and Players of Modern Lawn Tennis by Jahial Parmly Paret (1922)
"Tiresome Work, smashing Lob After Lob Lobbing to Make the Other Man Miss Foote Wore ... It is difficult and tiresome work at best, smashing lob after lob, ..."

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