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Meaning & Definition of Devastating in English

English

Devastating

/dɛvəstetɪŋ/

adjective

1. Making light of

  • "Afire with annihilating invective"
  • "A devastating portrait of human folly"
  • "To compliments inflated i've a withering reply"- w.s.gilbert
    synonym:
  • annihilating
  • ,
  • devastating
  • ,
  • withering

2. Wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction

  • "Possessing annihilative power"
  • "A devastating hurricane"
  • "The guns opened a withering fire"
    synonym:
  • annihilative
  • ,
  • annihilating
  • ,
  • devastating
  • ,
  • withering

3. Physically or spiritually devastating

  • Often used in combination
  • "A crushing blow"
  • "A crushing rejection"
  • "Bone-crushing"
    synonym:
  • crushing
  • ,
  • devastating

Examples of using

That's devastating.