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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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Examples from the web for earthshaking
  • The drone technology is impressive, but hardly earthshaking in its level of innovation.
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  • It was an interesting discovery, although not earthshaking.
  • It will never be thought earthshaking or innovative, but it has something worthwhile to say and does so with an honest competency.
  • What she has to say and do, on the other hand seem hardly earthshaking.
  • Cliff's good deeds never have any particular stature, even though they supposedly involve earthshaking world affairs.
  • Presents twenty-two earthshaking poems about geology.
  • The reader will not find in this book great truths or earthshaking historical revelations.
British Dictionary definitions for earthshaking

earthshaking

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