Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of annihilate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. criticising vehemently and effectively; making light of.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction
  • adj. making light of

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Examples

  • The strategy, at once élitist and annihilating, is obvious.

    Claude Simon - Nobel Lecture

  • About the same hour, the Department of Paris presented an Address to the Convention, congratulating it on the steps it had taken for unmasking plots and traitors, and for once more saving the country from the brink of destruction; and it assured the Convention of its full co-operation in annihilating all seditious men.

    News Report

  • Peace between Israel and Egypt and Jordan exists because those countries gave up on the idea of annihilating Israel.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • No wonder a Syrian general referred to annihilating an enemy as “smashing his belly”!

    The Trojan War

  • Imperialism has never renounced the idea of annihilating socialism or of annihilating the socialist process from the face of the earth.

    30TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS 1ST SPEECH

  • Since historical circumstances have prevented the imperialists from annihilating socialism by means of war, imperialism has not renounced the idea of annihilating socialism through subversion, attrition, and, if possible, the internal destruction of the socialism system.

    30TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS 1ST SPEECH

  • Doing so only indicates to the Palestinians that we are more interested in the simulacrum of a settlement than in cultivating a mature statehood that is stable, hopefully democratic, and respectful of its peers - such that it is capable of negotiating with them absent the notion of annihilating them.

    Israelated - English Israel blogs

  • But the pained expression on her chubby, homely face conveys considerably more ambivalence about the idea of annihilating herself to kill Israelis and restore her family's "honor."

    Israel Matzav

  • This character could believe that he/she was given these powers for a divine purpose, such as annihilating humanity so it could be redone, or something similarly creepy.

    Superhero Nation: how to write superhero novels and comic books » Wings’ Second Review Forum

  • When Senator Clinton talked about "annihilating" Iran during the primaries, Senator Obama correctly criticized her for such incendiary rhertoric.

    Dan Kovalik: Obama Must Take Stand Against Attack on Iran

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