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shattering

noun

1 shattering

The act of breaking something into small pieces.

synonym: smashing.



adjective

1 shattering

Seemingly loud enough to break something; violently rattling or clattering.


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shatter

verb

1 shatter

Break into many pieces.

Roget 44: be disjoined &c.; come off, fall off, come to pieces, fall to pieces; peel off; get loose.    disjoin, disconnect, disengage, disunite, dissociate, dispair; ... show more

Roget 158: be impotent etc. adj.; not have a leg to stand on.    vouloir rompre l'anguille au genou [Fr.], vouloir prendre la lune avec les dents [Fr.].    collapse, faint, swoon, fall into a swoon, drop; go by the board, go by the wayside; ... show more

Roget 162: be destroyed &c.; perish; fall to the ground; tumble, topple; go to pieces, fall to pieces; break up; crumble to dust; go to the dogs, go to the wall, go to smash, go to shivers, ... show more

2 shatter

Damage or destroy.

3 shatter

Cause to break into many pieces.


Moby thesaurus: agitate, annihilate, atomize, blast, break, break into pieces, break to pieces, break up, burst, clack, clatter, cleave, clitter, confound, confuse, crack, crash, craze, crunch, crush ... show more.

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