- 1causing a lot of damage and destruction synonym disastrous a devastating explosion/fire/cyclone Oil spills are having a devastating effect on coral reefs in the ocean. He received devastating injuries in the accident. It will be a devastating blow to the local community if the factory closes.
- 2extremely shocking to a person the devastating news that her father was dead
- 3 impressive and powerful his devastating performance in the 100 meter relay Her smile was devastating. a devastating attack on the president's economic record
devastatinglyjump to other results
adverb a devastatingly handsome man The play was devastatingly funny.