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English definition of “earth-shattering”


adjective     /ˈɜːθˌʃæt.ər.ɪŋ/ US  /ˈɝːθˌʃæt̬-/ (also earth-shaking)
extremely important or very surprising: an earth-shattering discoveryVery important or urgentSurprising and shockingMaking people sad, shocked and upset
(Definition of earth-shattering adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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