Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective criticising vehemently and effectively; making light of.

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  • verb Present participle of annihilate.

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  • adjective wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction
  • adjective 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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