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Synonyms for shatter
ˈʃæt ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shatter(verb)

    break into many pieces

    "The wine glass shattered"

  2. shatter(verb)

    damage or destroy

    "The news of her husband's death shattered her life"

  3. shatter(verb)

    cause to break into many pieces

    "shatter the plate"

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shatter

    To break is to divide sharply, with severance of particles, as by a blow or strain. To burst is to break by pressure from within, as a bombshell, but it is used also for the result of violent force otherwise exerted; as, to burst in a door, where the door yields as if to an explosion. To crush is to break by pressure from without, as an egg-shell. To crack is to break without complete severance of parts; a cracked cup or mirror may still hold together. Fracture has a somewhat similar sense. In a fractured limb, the ends of the broken bone may be separated, tho both portions are still retained within the common muscular tissue. A shattered object is broken suddenly and in numerous directions; as, a vase is shattered by a blow, a building by an earthquake. A shivered glass is broken into numerous minute, needle-like fragments. To smash is to break thoroughly to pieces with a crashing sound by some sudden act of violence; a watch once smashed will scarcely be worth repair. To split is to cause wood to crack or part in the way of the grain, and is applied to any other case where a natural tendency to separation is enforced by an external cause; as, to split a convention or a party. To demolish is to beat down, as a mound, building, fortress, etc.; to destroy is to put by any process beyond restoration physically, mentally, or morally; to destroy an army is so to shatter and scatter it that it can not be rallied or reassembled as a fighting force. Compare REND.

    Synonyms:
    bankrupt, break, burst, cashier, crack, crush, demolish, destroy, fracture, rend, rive, rupture, sever, shiver, smash, split, sunder, transgress

    Antonyms:
    attach, bind, fasten, join, mend, secure, solder, unite, weld

    Preposition:
    Break to pieces, or in pieces, into several pieces (when the object is thought of as divided rather than shattered); break with a friend; from or away from a suppliant; break into a house; out of prison; break across one's knee; break through a hedge; break in upon one's retirement; break over the rules; break on or upon the shore, against the rocks.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shatter

    Synonyms:
    split, dissipate, disrupt, derange, break in pieces, rend, demolish, shiver, dismember, disintegrate

    Antonyms:
    construct, organize, collocate, fabricate, compose, rear, constitute

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shatter(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    shiver, break in pieces, dash into fragments

  2. shatter(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    disorder, derange, make insane

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shatter(v)

    Synonyms:
    shiver, demolish, disorder, derange

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "shatter":

    break, breeze

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How to use shatter in a sentence?

  1. Pedram Javaheri:

    Death Valley would not only shatter daily records for all four days, making Death Valley the hottest September run of heat on record, but also set a new September all-time high.

  2. Peggy Noonan:

    I think we are seeing a great political party shatter before our eyes, but we are witnessing history. Something important is ending. It is hard to believe what replaces it will be better. No one knows where this goes. The top of The Republican Party and the bottom have split.

  3. Edward Hoagland:

    Many divorces are not really the result of irreparable injury but involve, instead, a desire on the part of the man or woman to shatter the setup, start out from scratch alone, and make life work for them all over again. They want the risk of disaster, want to touch bottom, see where bottom is, and, coming up, to breathe the air with relief and relish again.

  4. De La Hoya:

    I’ve spoken with her a few times, she’s interested in becoming a boxer. If the UFC ever gives her permission, we're here, maybe some collaboration. It would be very interesting. We can shatter records. I can imagine four million pay-per-views for Ronda’s very first fight.

  5. Dr. Jose P. Rizal:

    You must shatter the vase to spread its perfume, and smite the rock to get the spark!" (El Filibusterismo)


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