Synonyms of shatter in English:



  • 1 one of the shots had shattered his windscreen the wine spilt and the glasses shattered
    smash, smash to smithereens, break, break into pieces, burst, blow out;
    explode, implode;
    informal bust
    rare shiver
  • 2 the announcement shattered hopes of an early release for the foreign hostages
    destroy, wreck, ruin, dash, crush, devastate, demolish, wreak havoc with, blast, blight, wipe out, overturn, torpedo, scotch;
    informal put the kibosh on, banjax, do for, blow a hole in, nix, put paid to, queer
    British informal scupper, dish
  • 3 everyone was shattered by the news
    devastate, shock, stun, daze, dumbfound, traumatize, crush, overwhelm, greatly upset, distress
    [Antonyms] please, excite
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