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Synonyms for devastating
ˈdɛv əˌsteɪ tɪŋ

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  1. annihilating, devastating, withering(adj)

    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, withering(adj)

    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, devastating(adj)

    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. Christopher Seeger and Sol Weiss:

    This decision means thousands of retired National Football League players suffering from devastating neurocognitive injuries, and those concerned about their future, will now be forced to wait many months for the immediate care and support they deserve, with over 99 percent participation, it is clear the retired player community overwhelmingly supports this agreement.

  2. Richard Jordan:

    I knew what she was going through because I went through the same thing with Joey, and I knew how devastating it was to be told you’re not a match for your son.

  3. Joanne Kay:

    It’s devastating, it’s like your own daughter.

  4. Camille Cortes:

    It was really devastating for all of us knowing that we might not get the opportunity to sing together anymore, our choir is more of a family.

  5. Bernie Sanders:

    He was behind me. And I was speaking to the crowd and I saw crowds booing and I turned around, I didn't quite see what it was. I learned about it right after I left the stage, the idea that there was a swastika, a symbol of everything that this country stands against -- we lost 400,000 people fighting that symbol, fighting Nazism. Six million Jews were killed, other people were killed. The most devastating war in the history of humanity.


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