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Meaning of "devastating" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DEVASTATING

devastating  [ˈdɛvəˌsteɪtɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DEVASTATING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Devastating is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES DEVASTATING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of devastating in the English dictionary

The definition of devastating in the dictionary is extremely effective in a destructive way.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DEVASTATING


awaiting
əˈweɪtɪŋ
calculating
ˈkælkjʊˌleɪtɪŋ
communicating
kəˈmjuːnɪˌkeɪtɪŋ
dating
ˈdeɪtɪŋ
debilitating
dɪˈbɪlɪˌteɪtɪŋ
decorating
ˈdɛkəˌreɪtɪŋ
disorientating
dɪsˈɔːrɪənteɪtɪŋ
fascinating
ˈfæsɪˌneɪtɪŋ
incapacitating
ˌɪnkəˈpæsɪˌteɪtɪŋ
incorporating
ɪnˈkɔːpəˌreɪtɪŋ
irritating
ˈɪrɪteɪtɪŋ
nonirritating
ˌnɒnˈɪrɪˌteɪtɪŋ
nonrotating
ˌnɒnrəʊˈteɪtɪŋ
operating
ˈɒpəreɪtɪŋ
palpitating
ˈpælpɪteɪtɪŋ
rating
ˈreɪtɪŋ
rotating
rəʊˈteɪtɪŋ
skating
ˈskeɪtɪŋ
unhesitating
ʌnˈhɛzɪˌteɪtɪŋ
waiting
ˈweɪtɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DEVASTATING

deva
devall
devalorisation
devalorise
devalorization
devalorize
devaluate
devaluating
devaluation
devalue
devalued
devaluing
Devanagari
devastate
devastated
devastatingly
devastation
devastative
devastator
devastavit

WORDS THAT END LIKE DEVASTATING

accommodating
accounting
alternating
beating
boating
cheating
coating
dominating
eating
floating
heating
humiliating
mating
oscillating
overheating
penetrating
repeating
seating
star rating
stimulating
vibrating

Synonyms and antonyms of devastating in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DEVASTATING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «devastating» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of devastating

Translation of «devastating» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DEVASTATING

Find out the translation of devastating to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of devastating from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «devastating» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

毁灭性的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

devastador
570 millions of speakers

English

devastating
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विनाशकारी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَسَبِّبٌ لِدِمَارٍ هَائِل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

опустошительный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

devastador
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিধ্বংসী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dévastateur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Yang dahsyat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verheerend
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

さんざんな
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

황폐시키는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyerang
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tàn phá
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பேரழிவு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विनाशक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yıkıcı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

devastante
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

niszczycielski
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

спустошливий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

devastator
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συντριπτικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verwoestende
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

förkrossande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

knusende
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of devastating

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DEVASTATING»

The term «devastating» is very widely used and occupies the 17.065 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DEVASTATING» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «devastating» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «devastating» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about devastating

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10 QUOTES WITH «DEVASTATING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word devastating.
1
Alan Autry
Nothing is more devastating to a community than out-of-control crime.
2
John G. Avildsen
When I read 'Rocky V,' it was a terrific story, a great script. Rocky died at the end. He has this devastating fight with Tommy Gunn, ends up in an ambulance with his head in Adrian's lap, and by the time they get to the hospital, he's dead.
3
Max Baucus
Global overcapacity in steel production can no longer be ignored. Foreign governments' intervention in steel markets has had a devastating impact on the U.S. industry.
4
Rob Bell
My experience as a pastor is lots of people have really toxic, dangerous, psychologically devastating images of God in their head, images of a God who's not good.
5
James Blunt
War is devastating, and it leaves its scars for generations.
6
Jan Brewer
And you know, it's not just illegal immigration. Terrorists can come across. They're devastating our ranchers down in southern Arizona - drop houses, kidnapping, automobile accidents, extortion, drugs, the spill-over with the drug cartels. We're facing all of it.
7
Eric Burdon
I look upon The Animals, they were a great band initially, we left our mark, but thing was it was a band that couldn't live up to its name so I soldiered on. On one level, it was devastating for a while. On another level, maybe I should thank them for helping me make my own way in my own career.
8
Jessica Capshaw
Infidelity is horrible - there's nothing worse than that; it's devastating.
9
Dennis Cardoza
It is about time that we develop a worldwide strategy to reduce illegal trade in meth and its precursor chemicals and stop the devastating impact that methamphetamine use is having on our children and our communities.
10
Patrick Carney
Fast food is the one thing everyone can relate to. It's depressing, but also interesting, that people desire to eat the same sandwich in every single city in the world. But the biggest bummer is when you see a Subway in Berlin. Just devastating.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DEVASTATING»

Discover the use of devastating in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to devastating and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Devastating Losses: How Parents Cope with the Death of a ...
Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD. Editor, Death Studies. This volume is a pioneering and long overdue work, a study not only of grieving parents who lost a child to suicide but also of parents whose children succumbed to drug overdoses.
John R. Jordan, 2012
2
How to Protect Your Family's Assets from Devastating Nursing ...
Written by an elder law attorney with over 23 years experience, this book will help anyone with a family member faced with a long-term stay in a nursing home who wishes to preserve at least some of their assets by qualifying for the ...
K. Gabriel Heiser, 2006
3
Getting Past Your Breakup: How to Turn a Devastating Loss ...
Forget it! Starting today, this breakup is the best time to change your life for the better, inside and out. Getting Past Your Breakup is a proven roadmap for overcoming the painful end of any romantic relationship, even divorce.
Susan J. Elliott, Med Elliott, 2009
4
Daddy Devastating (Mills & Boon Intrigue)
For FBI special agent Russ, Julia is nothing but trouble. First the Texas heiress blunders into his undercover operation. Then she turns his life upside down with a single photograph...his beautiful baby girl.
Delores Fossen, 2014
5
Loose Cannons: Devastating Dish from the World's Wildest Women
From the book: "I'm the girl who lost her reputation and never missed it." -Mae West "What do you expect me to do? Sleep alone?" -Elizabeth Taylor
Autumn Stephens, 1998
6
Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating ...
Frank Dikötter's astonishing, riveting and magnificently detailed book chronicles an era in Chinese history much speculated about but never before fully documented.
Frank Dikötter, 2010
7
Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill
" Black Tide is the only book to tell this story through the perspective of people on all sides of the catastrophe, from those who lost their lives, loved ones, and livelihoods to those who made the policies that set the devastating event ...
Antonia Juhasz, 2011
8
The ACL Solution: Prevention and Recovery for Sports' Most ...
Whether you're the parent of active children, a promising young athlete, a coach, or a 40-year-old who lives for his or her weekly basketball league, this book is a must read.
Robert G. Marx MD, Grethe Mykleburst PT, PhD, 2012
9
Tall, Dark and Devastating (Mills & Boon M&B) (Tall, Dark ...
Harvard's Education Senior Chief "Harvard" Becker believes that there's no room for women in a combat zone.
Suzanne Brockmann, 2011
10
Big Bang Disruption: Strategy in the Age of Devastating ...
The good news is that any business can master the strategy of the start-ups. Larry Downes and Paul Nunes analyze the origins, economics, and anatomy of Big Bang Disruption.
Larry Downes, Paul Nunes, 2014

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DEVASTATING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term devastating is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Woman's Powerful Video Shows The Devastating Reality Of …
“I've been thinking long and hard, and contemplating whether to post this video," Emma Murphy says into the camera. "I finally decided after a ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
2
Ben Rothwell will beat Andrei Arlvoski in 'devastating fashion' to …
"I'm not just going to win, it's going to be in devastating fashion. Actions speak louder than words and when I say I'm going to go on and take on ... «MMAmania.com, Jul 15»
3
Amy Winehouse documentary details the devastating price of fame …
Amy Winehouse documentary details the devastating price of fame. By Joey Guerra. Updated 3:04 pm, Wednesday, July 8, 2015 ... «Chron.com, Jul 15»
4
Borers devastating to ash trees - Herald & Review
WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers last month delivered a vote of confidence in the U.S. economy. Read more. When people think about an ... «Herald & Review, Jul 15»
5
Special Olympics athlete's condition improving after devastating
One of the most successful athletes to come out of Special Olympics Hawaii is improving weeks after losing both of his legs in a crash. 32-year ... «Hawaii News Now, Jul 15»
6
The Fancott reopens four months after devastating fire - Luton Today
A quaint country pub that narrowly escaped a devastating fire in March has reopened after a successful renovation. Grade-II listed The Fancott, ... «Luton Today, Jul 15»
7
Letters: Fire devastating for caring business owner
Fire devastating for caring business owner. A shepherd knows his sheep one by one, and is able to provide the ultimate care, guides and ... «Monterey County Herald, Jul 15»
8
Brown-Forman, developers vow to rebuild Whiskey Row after …
Brown-Forman, developers vow to rebuild Whiskey Row after devastating fire. Architecture · Culture · Development · Features · Preservation ... «Broken Sidewalk, Jul 15»
9
Local landscaper starting over after devastating fire - Ahwatukee …
Dennis Hernandez's landscaping truck caught fire on June 24, destroying thousands of dollars worth of equipment. [Submitted photo] ... «Ahwatukee Foothills News, Jul 15»
10
Previous devastating incidents in Grimsby 'show costs of failing to …
Previous devastating incidents in Grimsby 'show costs of failing to prepare for flooding'. By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: July 08, 2015. devastation: Previous ... «Grimsby Telegraph, Jul 15»

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