earth-shaking
earth-shaking earth-shaking adj. sufficiently significant to affect the whole world; as, earth-shaking proposals; an earth-shaking event.

Syn: world-shaking, world-shattering(predicate), world shattering(predicate). [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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