Definition for devastated

adjective as in destroyed

adjective as in finished

adjective as in grief-stricken

adjective as in lost

adjective as in overwhelmed

Strongest matches

affected, moved, overpowered

Strong matches

repulsed, upset, vanquished, worsted

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Example Sentences

Air travel around the world has been devastated by the fallout from the pandemic, which raised health concerns over flying on the part of consumers and authorities.

From Fortune

Covid-19 was the second pandemic of the decade for Liberia, which was devastated by Ebola just five years ago.

It’s a phenomenon that risks increasing inbreeding, which could devastate the already endangered species.

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The theater’s president, whose parents founded the theater, held a press conference Friday to say she and her staff were “heartbroken and devastated” by the stories they’d heard.

In an op-ed an educator who works at the High Tech High Graduate School of Education warns that the new state budget’s new formula for school funding could devastate schools across California.

Their home probably will be devastated, too, but they received no demolition notice.

Of course, the South was much stronger than in the 1870s, not devastated by a war and extremely well represented in Congress.

Fallin has received high marks for her leadership after a tornado devastated the town of Moore.

Devastated and utterly embarrassed, I meekly raised my hand.

When Dan Honig was getting ready to slaughter a steer for the first time, he expected to feel devastated.

When Edward reached Durham city, he was apprised of the passage of the Scots by a track of smoking ruins and devastated fields.

In recent days it has been again devastated by the great world war, as its gaunt ruins mutely tell.

Five years of warfare and its sequence—the bandit community—had devastated the provinces.

The reason why these saints are invoked as a group is said to have been an epidemic which devastated Europe from 1346 to 1349.

He had gone back to his seat by the fire, and Amarita, answering, stood with her hand upon the devastated table.


On this page you'll find 131 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to devastated, such as: broken, demolished, lost, ravaged, ruined, and shattered.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.