Definition of Devastating

1. Adjective. Making light of. "To compliments inflated I've a withering reply"

Exact synonyms: Annihilating, Withering
Similar to: Disrespectful



2. Adjective. Wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction. "The guns opened a withering fire"
Exact synonyms: Annihilating, Annihilative, Withering
Similar to: Destructive
Derivative terms: Annihilate

3. Adjective. Physically or spiritually devastating; often used in combination. "Bone-crushing"
Exact synonyms: Crushing
Similar to: Destructive

Definition of Devastating

1. Adjective. causing devastation ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of devastate) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Devastating

1. devastate [v] - See also: devastate

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Devastating

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devascularisation
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devastating (current term)
devastatingly
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devein
deveined

Literary usage of Devastating

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"He passed unhindered through Austria and Germany, across the Rhine into Gaul, plundering and devastating all in his path with a ferocity unparalleled in the ..."

2. Memoirs, Official and Personal: With Sketches of Travels Among the Northern by Thomas Loraine McKenney (1846)
"... Chippewa war-song—Cause of the division into tribes and confederacies— Great numbers of the Indians—devastating effects of their wars—The accompaniments ..."

3. Managing Natural Resources for Sustainable Livelihoods: Uniting Science and by Barry Pound (2003)
"Potato late blight (LB) is particularly devastating for small- scale producers. Because of recent worldwide migrations of more virulent and ..."

4. Shawmut: Or, The Settlement of Boston by the Puritan Pilgrims by Charles Kittredge True (1848)
"devastating SICKNESS. MR. JOHNSON has been called the father of Boston, ... It was a most devastating sickness, and spread destruction into almost every ..."

5. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Charles Robert Cross (1869)
"The lava flowed in every direction from the crater, devastating the surrounding country. After the second great outburst the eruption became somewhat less ..."

6. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"He passed unhindered through Austria and Germany, across the Rhine into Gaul, plundering and devastating all in his path with a ferocity unparalleled in the ..."

7. Memoirs, Official and Personal: With Sketches of Travels Among the Northern by Thomas Loraine McKenney (1846)
"... Chippewa war-song—Cause of the division into tribes and confederacies— Great numbers of the Indians—devastating effects of their wars—The accompaniments ..."

8. Managing Natural Resources for Sustainable Livelihoods: Uniting Science and by Barry Pound (2003)
"Potato late blight (LB) is particularly devastating for small- scale producers. Because of recent worldwide migrations of more virulent and ..."

9. Shawmut: Or, The Settlement of Boston by the Puritan Pilgrims by Charles Kittredge True (1848)
"devastating SICKNESS. MR. JOHNSON has been called the father of Boston, ... It was a most devastating sickness, and spread destruction into almost every ..."

10. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Charles Robert Cross (1869)
"The lava flowed in every direction from the crater, devastating the surrounding country. After the second great outburst the eruption became somewhat less ..."

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