Definition of smashing in English:

smashing

Line breaks: smash|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈsmaʃɪŋ
 
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adjective

British informal
Excellent; wonderful: you look smashing!
More example sentences
  • Thank you everyone, marvellous entertainment and smashing, friendly people, lots of them!
  • But as the years go by, we realize what a smashing wonderful star she was.
  • Letting famous film directors direct operas has resulted in both smashing successes and dismal failures.
Synonyms
wonderful, marvellous, excellent, splendid, magnificent, superb, amazing, glorious, sublime, lovely, delightful
British informal brilliant, brill, bosting
North American informal peachy, dandy, jim-dandy, neat, badass, boss, radical, rad, boffo, bully, bitching
Australian/New Zealand informal beaut, bonzer
South African informal kif, lank
black English dope, def, phat
informal , dated groovy, divine
British informal , dated capital, champion, wizard, corking, cracking, ripping, spiffing, top-hole, topping, beezer
North American informal , dated swell, keen
archaic goodly

Derivatives

smashingly

adverb
More example sentences
  • The tour is going absolutely, smashingly well.
  • Zen 8 was out of salmon skin, but we hit the jackpot at Sushi Kawa - the salmon was smashingly crispy, the rolls expertly composed.
  • Everything comes together smashingly, in an extended dénouement that… reasserts the power of stories and songs to represent, sustain and complete us.

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