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shattering (adj.)

1560s, present-participle adjective from shatter (v.). Related: Shatteringly.

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Definitions of shattering from WordNet
1
shattering (n.)
the act of breaking something into small pieces;
Synonyms: smashing
2
shattering (adj.)
seemingly loud enough to break something; violently rattling or clattering;
the shattering tones of the enormous carillon
shattering rain striking the windowpanes
the shattering peal of artillery
From wordnet.princeton.edu