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

  • adjective highly critical; making light of.
  • adjective causing or capable of causing complete destruction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective causing devastation
  • verb Present participle of devastate.

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

  • adjective wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction
  • adjective physically or spiritually devastating; often used in combination
  • adjective making light of


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  • My adjectival use: 'They helped after the devastating storm.'

    August 22, 2011