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

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  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

    Synonyms:
    withering, annihilative, annihilating, crushing

    Antonyms:
    constructive, respectful

  2. annihilative, annihilating, devastating, witheringadjective

    wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction

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

    Synonyms:
    withering, annihilative, annihilating, crushing

    Antonyms:
    constructive, respectful

  3. crushing, devastatingadjective

    physically or spiritually devastating; often used in combination

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

    Synonyms:
    withering, annihilative, annihilating, crushing

    Antonyms:
    constructive, respectful

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How to use devastating in a sentence?

  1. Edward Lazarus:

    I think that case was devastating to JusticeStevensas well as some of the other more liberal justices on the court, they could not understand how the conservatives could conceivably reach the result they did in that case and I think that has hardened the feelings of JusticeStevensa bit. It has brought out a little more of an acid tongue in some of his opinions than you would have seen in the late 80s and early 90s.

  2. Chris Smiley:

    It's the worst thing I've ever seen, it's just devastating.

  3. Danisch Farooqi:

    I don't even know what my daughter has experienced and seen in those five years, once you finally find your daughter, you then hope for the help of the German government to get her back. And there is none. It's devastating. It's frustrating. And I'm really very angry.

  4. Julien Harneis:

    There are hundreds of thousands of children in Yemen who continue to live in the most dangerous circumstances, many waking up scared in the middle of the night to the sounds of bombing and gunfire, the number of child casualties shows clearly how devastating this conflict continues to be for the country's children.

  5. James Peter Greaves:

    It was devastating for me that I did n’t play in the final, i always believed that we would win the World Cup and I ’d be part of World Cup, but I was n’t.


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