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Adjective
Very shocking or upsetting
“A distant acquaintance of mine, who has an African mother and a French father, came out with a shattering truth.”
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Disastrous or destructive
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Shrill or discordant to the ears
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Bursting
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Overpowering, staggering, or irresistibly strong
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Requiring or involving great mental or physical effort
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Destroying
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Causing surprising negative emotions
Noun
The cracking or breaking of a hard object, material, or bone structure
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The act, process or result of causing significant damage to something
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Physical harm that impairs the value, usefulness, or normal function of something
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The act of something breaking into pieces
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A rattling noise, or a repetition of abrupt, sharp sounds
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Present participle for break or cause to break suddenly and violently into pieces
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“If she touched her, she was worried the child might break, shatter into a million pieces at the shock of the touch in her personal space.”
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Present participle for to destroy by, or as if by, an explosion
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“An individual may need a crisis to shatter his ego and thereby overwhelm the yetzer hara.”
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Present participle for to upset (someone) greatly
“The tragedy which had shattered him.”
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Present participle for to break up into small pieces as the result of impact
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Present participle for to cause to become tired, weary or fatigued
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Present participle for to dishearten or demoralize one's spirit
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Present participle for browbeat, destroy with words
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Present participle for to astonish, astound, surprise or perplex
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Present participle for to make or cause to make a continuous rattling sound
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Present participle for to make someone sad, forlorn and hopeless
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Present participle for to cause to become angry
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