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earthshaking

[urth-shey-king]
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adjective
  1. imperiling, challenging, or affecting basic beliefs, attitudes, relationships, etc.
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Origin of earthshaking

1350–1400; Middle English. See earth, shaking
Related formsearth·shak·er, noun
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Historical Examples

  • And therefore the ancient poets and theologians gave Neptune the name of Earthshaker, as being the power of moist substance.

    The Roman History of Ammianus Marcellinus

    Ammianus Marcellinus


British Dictionary definitions for earthshaker

Earthshaker

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

adjective
  1. informal of enormous importance or consequence; momentous
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