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English definition of “devastating”

devastating

adjective (STRONG EFFECT)    /ˈdev.ə.steɪ.tɪŋ/ US  /-t̬ɪŋ/
C1 making someone very shocked and upset : devastating news Saddening, shocking and upsetting describes a personal quality that has a powerful effect : She had a devastating beauty / charm / smile that few men could resist .Having a powerful effectStrong feelingsVery and extreme devastatingly     /-li/ adverb devastatingly beautiful / powerful Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
(Definition of devastating adjective (STRONG EFFECT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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