un devastating

devastating

[dev-uh-stey-ting]
adjective
1.
tending or threatening to devastate: a devastating fire.
2.
satirical, ironic, or caustic in an effective way: a devastating portrayal of society.

Origin:
1625–35; devastate + -ing2

devastatingly, adverb
undevastating, adjective
undevastatingly, adverb
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devastating (ˈdɛvəˌsteɪtɪŋ)
 
adj
extremely effective in a destructive way: a devastating war; a devastating report on urban deprivation
 
devastatingly
 
adv

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devastating
1630s, from devastate. Trivial use by 1889.
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