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crash·ing

 (krăsh′ĭng)
adj.
Total; absolute: a crashing bore.

crashing

(ˈkræʃɪŋ)
adj
(prenominal) informal (intensifier) (esp in the phrase a crashing bore)

crash•ing

(ˈkræʃ ɪŋ)

adj.
1. absolute; complete: a crashing bore.
2. superlative; exceptional.
[1925–30]
crash′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.crashing - informal intensifierscrashing - informal intensifiers; "what a bally (or blinking) nuisance"; "a bloody fool"; "a crashing bore"; "you flaming idiot"
unmitigated - not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; sometimes used as an intensifier; "unmitigated suffering"; "an unmitigated horror"; "an unmitigated lie"

crashing

adjective
Translations

crashing

(o.f.) [ˈkræʃɪŋ] ADJ a crashing boreuna paliza, un muermo

crashing

adj (dated inf) he’s/it’s a crashing boreer/es ist fürchterlich or zum Einschlafen langweilig (inf)

crashing

[ˈkræʃɪŋ] adj (fam) (old) it's/he's a crashing boreè tremendamente noioso, è di una noia mortale
References in classic literature ?
In the middle of a crashing waltz, d'Arnault suddenly began to play softly, and, turning to one of the men who stood behind him, whispered, `Somebody dancing in there.
He was yet speaking, when a crashing sound was heard, and a cannon-ball entered the thicket, striking the body of a sapling, and rebounding to the earth, its force being much expended by previous resistance.
Perplexed by confused voices in the woods, she lost track of the crowd, until the voices suddenly were raised in one loud outcry, followed by the crashing of timber, the splashing of water, a silence, and then a dull, continuous roar.
The words were scarcely out of his mouth when there was a groan, and a crack, and a splitting sound, and tearing, crashing down among the other trees came an oak, torn up by the roots, and it fell right across the road just before us.
All the fair structure of their hopes came crashing about their ears.
He tied some metal mugs to a dog's tail and turned him loose, and he tore around and around the place in a frenzy of fright, with all the other dogs bellowing after him and battering and crashing against everything that came in their way and making altogether a chaos of confusion and a most deafening din and turmoil; at which every man and woman of the multitude laughed till the tears flowed, and some fell out of their chairs and wallowed on the floor in ecstasy.
The banging and slamming and booming and crashing were something beyond belief.