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earthshaking

[urth-shey-king] /ˈɜrθˌʃeɪ kɪŋ/
adjective
1.
imperiling, challenging, or affecting basic beliefs, attitudes, relationships, etc.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English. See earth, shaking
Related forms
earthshaker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for earthshaker

Earthshaker

/ˈɜːθˌʃeɪkə/
noun
1.
(classical myth) the Earthshaker, Poseidon (or Neptune) in his capacity as the bringer of earthquakes

earthshaking

/ˈɜːθˌʃeɪkɪŋ/
adjective
1.
(informal) of enormous importance or consequence; momentous
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