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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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Characteristic of great power or forcefulness
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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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Of global consequence or importance
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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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Present participle for destroy or ruin
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“Well aware that North Korean missiles can devastate its cities, the Japanese are desperate for both a peaceful solution and American support.”
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Present participle for to overcome with mental or emotional stress
“We were devastated, and at first were unable to think about another dog.”
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Present participle for to destroy or damage the value or quality of
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Present participle for to treat with violent disrespect, especially something considered sacred
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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 inflict trauma
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Present participle for browbeat, destroy with words
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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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