earthshaking
adjective Date: 1948 of great importance ; momentous <
an earthshaking announcement
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earthshakingly adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • earthshaking — Synonyms and related words: big, big league, big name, big time, bigwig, bigwigged, booming, consequential, considerable, deafening, double barreled, ear piercing, ear rending, ear splitting, forte, fortissimo, full, grand, great, heavyweight,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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  • earthshaking — adj. shocking, shaking; appalling; sensational; noisy; daring …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • world-shaking — adjective sufficiently significant to affect the whole world (Freq. 1) earthshaking proposals the contest was no world shaking affair the conversation...could hardly be called world shattering • Syn: ↑earthshaking, ↑world shattering …   Useful english dictionary

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