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smashing

[ smash-ing ]
/ ˈsmæʃ ɪŋ /
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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
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British Dictionary definitions for smashing

smashing
/ (ˈsmæʃɪŋ) /

adjective

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