Definition of world-shattering in English:


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(In hyperbolic use) of supreme importance or having a momentous effect: world-shattering monumental events not much in the way of world-shattering news
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  • In its day this was a world-shattering breakthrough.
  • The writer is able to counterbalance world-shattering disasters with archly interpersonal tragedies.
  • First broadcast on the BBC in 1964, The Great War was to be the definitive film account of the world-shattering events of 1914-1918.

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