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smashing

[smash-ing]
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adjective
  1. impressive or wonderful: a smashing display.
  2. crushing or devastating: a smashing defeat.
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Origin of smashing

First recorded in 1825–35; smash + -ing2
Related formssmash·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for smashingly

smashing

adjective
  1. informal, mainly British excellent or first-rate; wonderfulwe had a smashing time
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Word Origin and History for smashingly

smashing

adj.

1833, "violently crushing to pieces," present participle adjective from smash (v.). Meaning "pleasing, sensational" is from 1911. Related: Smashingly.

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