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smash·ing

 (smăsh′ĭng)
adj.
1. Serving to smash: a smashing blow to the head.
2. Informal Extraordinarily impressive or fine; wonderful: a smashing success.

smash′ing·ly adv.

smashing

(ˈsmæʃɪŋ)
adj
informal chiefly Brit excellent or first-rate; wonderful: we had a smashing time.

smash•ing

(ˈsmæʃ ɪŋ)

adj.
impressive or wonderful.
[1910–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.smashing - the act of breaking something into small piecessmashing - the act of breaking something into small pieces
breaking, breakage, break - the act of breaking something; "the breakage was unavoidable"
Adj.1.smashing - very goodsmashing - very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
good - having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified; "good news from the hospital"; "a good report card"; "when she was good she was very very good"; "a good knife is one good for cutting"; "this stump will make a good picnic table"; "a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the office"

smashing

adjective (Informal, chiefly Brit.) excellent, mean (slang), great (informal), wonderful, topping (Brit. slang), brilliant (informal), cracking (Brit. informal), crucial (slang), superb, fantastic (informal), magnificent, fabulous (informal), first-class, marvellous, terrific (informal), sensational (informal), mega (slang), sovereign, awesome (slang), world-class, exhilarating, fab (informal, chiefly Brit.), super (informal), first-rate, def (slang), superlative, brill (informal), stupendous, out of this world (informal), bodacious (slang, chiefly U.S.), boffo (slang), jim-dandy (slang), chillin' (U.S. slang) It was a smashing success.
bad, terrible, awful, average, disappointing, ordinary, boring, appalling, dull, disgusting, horrible, dreadful, rotten, crap (slang), sickening, hideous, disgraceful, dreary, vile, mediocre, abysmal, run-of-the-mill, uninspired, unexciting, no great shakes (informal), half-pie (N.Z. informal)
Translations
رائِع، باهِرهَائِل
bezvadnýfantastický
dødsmart
loistava
odličan
stórkostlegur
すばらしい
아주 뛰어난
jättebra
ดีเยี่ยม
xuất sắc

smashing

[ˈsmæʃɪŋ] ADJestupendo (Sp), bárbaro, macanudo (LAm)
that's a smashing ideame parece una idea estupenda
we had a smashing timelo pasamos estupendamente or de maravilla or (S. Cone) regio
isn't it smashing?¿es estupendo, no?

smashing

[ˈsmæʃɪŋ] adjformidable
I think he's smashing → Je le trouve formidable.
We had a smashing time
BUT On s'est vraiment bien amusés.smash-up [ˈsmæʃʌp] naccident m

smashing

adj (esp Brit inf) → klasse inv, → Klasse pred, → dufte (all inf); isn’t it smashing!unheimlich dufte! (inf)

smashing

[ˈsmæʃɪŋ] adj (fam) → formidabile
we had a smashing time → ci siamo divertiti come pazzi

smash

(smӕʃ) verb
1. (sometimes with up) to (cause to) break in pieces or be ruined. The plate dropped on the floor and smashed into little pieces; This unexpected news had smashed all his hopes; He had an accident and smashed up his car.
2. to strike with great force; to crash. The car smashed into a lamp-post.
noun
1. (the sound of) a breakage; a crash. A plate fell to the ground with a smash; There has been a bad car smash.
2. a strong blow. He gave his opponent a smash on the jaw.
3. in tennis etc, a hard downward shot.
ˈsmashing adjective
marvellous; splendid. What a smashing idea!; a smashing new bike.
smash hit
a song, show etc that is a great success. This play was a smash hit in New York.

smashing

هَائِل fantastický dødsmart klasse εξαίσιος genial loistava super odličan fantastico すばらしい 아주 뛰어난 geweldig knusende fantastyczny excelente потрясающий jättebra ดีเยี่ยม harika xuất sắc 棒极了
References in classic literature ?
With his fist he broke a large mirror in the wash room of a hotel and later went about smashing windows and breaking chairs in dance halls for the joy of hearing the glass rattle on the floor and seeing the terror in the eyes of clerks who had come from Sandusky to spend the evening at the resort with their sweethearts.
Things swam blood before him, and he screamed aloud in his fury, lifting his victim and smashing his head upon the floor.
said he, shaking his fist at Sambo, who retreated hastily towards the door; and, picking up the silver dollar, he sent it smashing through the window-pane, out into the darkness.
The assemblage rose, whiffed ceremony to the winds, and rushed for the door like a mob; overturning chairs, smashing crockery, tugging, struggling, shouldering, crowding -- anything to get out before I should change my mind and puff the castle into the measureless dim vacancies of space.
It produced the sum necessary to pay his gaming debts, and saved him from exposure to his uncle and another smashing of the will.
Well, when I catched that glimpse of that boot heel, the idea that went smashing through my head was, I know where he's hid the di'monds
Had it been dark, I daresay he would have tried to remedy the mistake by smashing Hareton's skull on the steps; but, we witnessed his salvation; and I was presently below with my precious charge pressed to my heart.
At last I come behind him and hit him on the cheek to turn him round and get a smashing one at him, when I was seen and seized.
Released from its hook, it plunged from the ceiling and came smashing into the middle of the stalls, amid a thousand shouts of terror.
Kaa looked carefully till he found a discolored crack in the marble tracery showing a weak spot, made two or three light taps with his head to get the distance, and then lifting up six feet of his body clear of the ground, sent home half a dozen full-power smashing blows, nose-first.
We had hardly time to draw a breath of relief before the other rock fell with a mighty crash right in the midst of our luckless vessel, smashing it into a thousand fragments, and crushing, or hurling into the sea, passengers and crew.
I am fuller than ever was the whoreson bitch that bore you;" and passing from words to deeds, he caught up a loaf that was near him and sent it full in the goatherd's face, with such force that he flattened his nose; but the goatherd, who did not understand jokes, and found himself roughly handled in such good earnest, paying no respect to carpet, tablecloth, or diners, sprang upon Don Quixote, and seizing him by the throat with both hands would no doubt have throttled him, had not Sancho Panza that instant come to the rescue, and grasping him by the shoulders flung him down on the table, smashing plates, breaking glasses, and upsetting and scattering everything on it.