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English definition of “world-shattering”

world-shattering

adjective     /ˈwɜːldˌʃæt.ər.ɪŋ/ US  /ˈwɝːldˌʃæt̬.ɚ-/ (also world-shaking)
extremely surprising and important, often changing the way you think about something: world-shattering newsSurprising and shockingMaking people sad, shocked and upset
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