AskDefine | Define earthshaking

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earthshaking adj
1 loud enough to shake the very earth
2 sufficiently significant to affect the whole world; "earthshaking proposals"; "the contest was no world-shaking affair"; "the conversation...could hardly be called world-shattering" [syn: world-shaking, world-shattering]

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  1. Of global consequence or importance
  2. Very loud


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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