smashing

[ smash-ing ]
/ ˈsmæʃ ɪŋ /

adjective

impressive or wonderful: a smashing display.
crushing or devastating: a smashing defeat.

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Origin of smashing

First recorded in 1825–35; smash + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM smashing

smash·ing·ly, adverb

Definition for smashing (2 of 2)

Origin of smash

1690–1700; perhaps blend of smack2 and mash1

synonym study for smash

1. See break.

OTHER WORDS FROM smash

smash·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for smashing (1 of 2)

smashing
/ (ˈsmæʃɪŋ) /

adjective

informal, mainly British excellent or first-rate; wonderfulwe had a smashing time

British Dictionary definitions for smashing (2 of 2)

smash
/ (smæʃ) /

verb

noun

adverb

with a smash
See also smash-up

Derived forms of smash

smashable, adjective

Word Origin for smash

C18: probably from sm (ack ² + m) ash
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