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world-shattering

adjective uk   /ˈwɜːldˌʃæt.ər.ɪŋ/ us    /ˈwɝːldˌʃæt̬.ɚ-/ ( also world-shaking)
extremely surprising and important, often changing the way you think about something: world-shattering news
Translations of “world-shattering”
in Chinese (Traditional) 震驚世界的, 令人震撼的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 震惊世界的, 令人震撼的…
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