earthshaking

[urth-shey-king]
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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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Earthshaker

noun

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

earthshaking

adjective

informal of enormous importance or consequence; momentous
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