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shat·ter

 (shăt′ər)
v. shat·tered, shat·ter·ing, shat·ters
v.tr.
1. To cause to break or burst suddenly into pieces, as with a violent blow. See Synonyms at break.
2.
a. To damage seriously; disable: His health was shattered by the disease.
b. To cause the destruction or ruin of; destroy: The outcome of the conflict shattered our dreams of peace and prosperity.
v.intr.
To break into pieces; smash or burst: The glass shattered when it hit the floor.
n.
1. often shatters A fragment or splinter: a rare piece of porcelain now in shatters.
2. A scattering collection or spray of fragments: "A window broke into a shatter of glass" (Rosemund Pilcher).

[Middle English schateren, from Old English *sceaterian, to scatter.]

shat′ter·ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shattering - the act of breaking something into small piecesshattering - the act of breaking something into small pieces
breaking, breakage, break - the act of breaking something; "the breakage was unavoidable"
Adj.1.shattering - seemingly loud enough to break something; violently rattling or clattering; "shattering rain striking the windowpanes"; "the shattering tones of the enormous carillon"; "the shattering peal of artillery"
loud - characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity; "a group of loud children"; "loud thunder"; "her voice was too loud"; "loud trombones"

shattering

adjective devastating, stunning, severe, crushing, overwhelming, paralysing Yesterday's news was another shattering blow.
Translations

shattering

[ˈʃætərɪŋ] ADJ [attack, defeat] → aplastante; [experience, news] → pasmoso
it was a shattering blow to his hopesdeshizo sus esperanzas

shattering

[ˈʃætərɪŋ]
n [glass]
I heard the shattering of glass → J'ai entendu un bruit de verre brisé.
adj
(= devastating) [experience] → bouleversant(e); [blow] → terrible
(British) (= exhausting) [day, journey] → crevant(e)

shattering

adj
blowwuchtig, gewaltig; explosiongewaltig; defeatvernichtend; it had a shattering effect on the economyes wirkte sich verheerend auf die Wirtschaft aus
(fig inf: = exhausting) → erschöpfend, anstrengend; (psychologically) → niederschmetternd; a shattering blow to his egoein schwerer Schlag für sein Ich; I had a shattering day at the officeder Tag im Büro hat mich wahnsinnig geschlaucht (inf), → ich bin total erledigt vom Büro (inf); the divorce was a shattering experience for herdie Scheidung hat sie unheimlich mitgenommen (inf)
(inf: = flabbergasting) news, realizationerschütternd; effectumwerfend (inf); this new film is a shattering experiencedieser neue Film ist ein umwerfendes Erlebnis (inf); it must have been absolutely shattering for you to have found out that …das war bestimmt entsetzlich für Sie, als Sie erfuhren, dass …

shattering

[ˈʃætərɪŋ] adj (attack) → schiacciante; (defeat, news) → disastroso/a; (experience) → traumatico/a; (day, journey) → faticoso/a
it was a shattering blow to his hopes → è stato un colpo tremendo per le sue speranze
References in classic literature ?
Nevertheless, it fell full on the breast of the captain Faku, shattering his bones, and sweeping him from the ledge of rock on to the slope beneath, where he lay still.
They are clattering through the halls now, drinking the wines, shattering the crystal and glass, slashing the portraits.
Looking insecurity and betrayal in the eye is not easy but necessary and you will be able to confidently do it after reading "The Shattering.
The shattering of single raindrops after they leave clouds is enough to explain the wide variety of drop sizes, a study appearing online July 20 in Nature Physics shows, overturning the notion that complicated interactions between falling drops are to blame.
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Yesterday's attack was the fourth on trains in and around Cardiff since the Echo reported on Saturday how passengers had a lucky escape after a brick was thrown at a high-speed Inter-city train, shattering the windscreen.
Almost simultaneously, Officer Hyatt fired his weapon at the suspect, who released the child, and Officer Leija fired, shattering the window.