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earthshaking

or earth-shak·ing

[ urth-shey-king ]
/ ˈɜrθˌʃeɪ kɪŋ /
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adjective
imperiling, challenging, or affecting basic beliefs, attitudes, relationships, etc.
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Also earth-shat·ter·ing, earth·shat·ter·ing [urth-shat-er-ing] /ˈɜrθˌʃæt ər ɪŋ/ .

Origin of earthshaking

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English; see origin at earth, shaking

OTHER WORDS FROM earthshaking

earthshaker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for earthshaking

earthshaking
/ (ˈɜːθˌʃeɪkɪŋ) /

adjective
informal of enormous importance or consequence; momentous
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