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What is another word for devastating?

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Adjective
Highly destructive or damaging
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“Freud credits himself with striking the third and most devastating blow to human narcissism.”
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Causing severe shock, distress, or grief
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“Her jaw dropped when she heard the devastating news that she would soon be laid off.”
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Vigorously effective and articulate
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“There was, arguably, no more devastating wit in the twentieth century than Winston Churchill.”
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Highly impressive
“It was, perhaps, the most devastating performance of his storied career.”
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Very physically attractive
“There was something alluring about this man, and it was more than just his devastating looks.”
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Characterized by great power or forceful
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Having a marked or powerful effect or appearance
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Weighing heavily on the mind or spirits
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A momentous, remarkable, and tremendous event or experience
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Causing worry, distress or anxiety
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Startling, surprising or shocking in an unexpected way
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Causing a loss of energy or strength
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Characterized by wickedness or brutality
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Verb
Present participle for to physically destroy or ruin
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“No longer shall the wrath or ambition of kings devastate the earth with war and violence.”
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Present participle for to overcome, or be overcome, with mental or emotional stress or trauma
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“I'd waited all day dreading the outcome of the CT scan, but never really accepting or believing that the news would devastate us both.”
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Present participle for to mentally or physically hurt or traumatize
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“He's trying to hurt me, devastate me with his words, and if I still didn't have one son to care for, I would have felt the blow much harder, just as he intended.”
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Present participle for to destroy or damage the value or quality of
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Present participle for to dishearten or demoralize one's spirit
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Present participle for to influence, usually emotionally
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Present participle for to feel, or cause to feel, great distress or anguish
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Present participle for to forcefully or violently subdue (opposition or a rebellion)
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Present participle for to take violent or aggressive action against
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Present participle for to be victorious over
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Present participle for to offend the moral feelings of
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