adjective Date: 1598 earthshaking

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • world-shaking — world shak|ing [ wɜrld ,ʃeıkıŋ ] adjective very important and having a lot of influence: a world shaking policy revision …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • world-shaking — [wʉrld′shā΄kiŋ] adj. of great significance, effect, or influence; momentous …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • world-shaking — /werrld shay king/, adj. of sufficient size or importance to affect the entire world: the world shaking effects of an international clash. [1590 1600] * * * …   Universalium

  • world-shaking — adjective extremely important and having a great effect: a world shaking announcement …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • world-shaking — world′ shak ing adj. of sufficient dimensions or importance to affect the entire world, as an event or situation • Etymology: 1590–1600 …   From formal English to slang

  • world-shaking — adjective Momentous; of great import; of great significance, importance or consequence …   Wiktionary

  • world shaking — Synonyms and related words: big, big league, big name, big time, bigwig, bigwigged, consequential, considerable, double barreled, earthshaking, grand, great, heavyweight, high powered, important, major, material, momentous, name, self important,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • world-shaking — adjective very important; momentous …   English new terms dictionary

  • world-shak|ing — «WURLD SHAY kihng», adjective. of world wide importance or effect; earth shaking: »The collapse of the Soviet Union was a world shaking event …   Useful english dictionary

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