Definition of shattered in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈSHadərd/


1Broken into many pieces: a snaky line of shattered glass
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  • The illustrations are not meant to be accurate renditions of the ruined docks or the shattered tobacco factory.
  • James didn't just stop Cheryl from going to the doctor with a shattered arm.
  • On July 9, 1984, York Minster was hit by a devastating fire, leaving its famous rose window in shattered fragments.
fragmented, broken, disintegrated, splintered, fractured, cracked
1.1(Of something abstract) damaged or destroyed: a pale illusion of their shattered dreams
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  • A shattered church does not mean a shattered faith.
  • Orman knows more than most how easily dreams can be shattered.
  • Energy Minister Brian Wilson today unveiled a "powerful" £ 40 million rescue package for the shattered mining community in Selby.
1.2British informal Exhausted: I usually feel too shattered to do more than crawl into bed
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  • By the time they scale the building they would probably be too shattered to do anything anyway.
  • Sneering with disdain at the shattered panel of tasters, I calmly filled another glass.
  • Time off is good for you if you're shattered.

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Syllabification: shat·tered

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