earthshaking

[urth-shey-king]

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. earthperson,
  2. earthquake,
  3. earthquake engineer,
  4. earthrise,
  5. earthshaker,
  6. earthshine,
  7. earthstar,
  8. earthward,
  9. earthwards,
  10. earthwoman

Origin of earthshaking

1350–1400; Middle English. See earth, shaking

Related formsearth·shak·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for earthshaking

earthshaking

adjective

informal of enormous importance or consequence; momentous
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