earth-shattering


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earth-shattering

or

earthshaking

adj
informal of enormous importance or consequence; momentous

earth•shak•ing

(ˈɜrθˌʃeɪ kɪŋ)

adj.
imperiling, challenging, or significantly affecting basic beliefs, attitudes, relationships, etc.
[1350–1400]
earth′shak`er, n.
earth′shak`ing•ly, adv.
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earth-shattering

adjective (Informal) momentous, shocking, historic, decisive, pivotal, seismic, apocalyptic, fateful, epoch-making, earth-shaking the earth-shattering news of his death
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earth-shattering

[ˈɜːθˌʃætərɪŋ] adjstupefacente; (momentous) → molto importante
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