earthshaking

[ urth-shey-king ]
/ ˈɜrθˌʃeɪ kɪŋ /
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adjective

imperiling, challenging, or affecting basic beliefs, attitudes, relationships, etc.

Origin of earthshaking

1350–1400; Middle English. See earth, shaking
Related formsearth·shak·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for earthshaker (1 of 2)

Earthshaker

/ (ˈɜːθˌʃeɪkə) /

noun

the Earthshaker classical myth Poseidon (or Neptune) in his capacity as the bringer of earthquakes

British Dictionary definitions for earthshaker (2 of 2)

earthshaking

/ (ˈɜːθˌʃeɪkɪŋ) /

adjective

informal of enormous importance or consequence; momentous
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