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  • adj.causing devastation
  • adj.trenchant

synonyms for devastating

  • calamitous
  • destructive
  • disastrous
  • overwhelming
  • annihilating
  • mortifying
  • crushing
  • biting
  • caustic
  • incisive

antonyms for devastating

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  • blessed
  • fortunate
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    How to use devastating in a sentence

    As devastating as the fires have become, we’re still just at the early edge of climate change, says Diego Saez-Gil, chief executive of Pachama, a startup using AI and satellite data to help restore and protect forests.
    SUPPRESSING FIRES HAS FAILED. HERE’S WHAT CALIFORNIA NEEDS TO DO INSTEAD.JAMES TEMPLESEPTEMBER 17, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
    Just a few weeks after Hurricane Laura—the strongest storm on record to make landfall in Louisiana—brought devastating storm surges and rainfall to the Gulf Coast, there are now five more named storms in the Atlantic.
    A NEARLY UNPRECEDENTED CLUSTER OF TROPICAL STORMS ARE BREWING IN THE ATLANTICSARA CHODOSHSEPTEMBER 15, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
    Learning of safety issues after millions of healthy people have been vaccinated would be devastating to the nation’s health and public confidence.
    6 QUESTIONS THAT MUST BE ANSWERED IN THE RACE FOR A VACCINEJAKEMETHSEPTEMBER 15, 2020FORTUNE
    My sense was that of all the devastating consequences of a warming planet — changing landscapes, pandemics, mass extinctions — the potential movement of hundreds of millions of climate refugees across the planet stands to be among the most important.
    CLIMATE CHANGE WILL FORCE A NEW AMERICAN MIGRATIONBY ABRAHM LUSTGARTEN, PHOTOGRAPHY BY MERIDITH KOHUTSEPTEMBER 15, 2020PROPUBLICA
    Every week, we lose far more of our fellow citizens than died 19 years ago in the most devastating terrorist strike in American history.
    AMERICA IS ABOUT TO LOSE ITS 200,000TH LIFE TO CORONAVIRUS. HOW MANY MORE HAVE TO DIE?BY STEPHEN ENGELBERGSEPTEMBER 14, 2020PROPUBLICA
    “APT28’s unique history raises the prospect of follow-on information operations or other devastating activity,” Hultquist explained.
    THE RUSSIAN HACKERS WHO INTERFERED IN 2016 WERE SPOTTED TARGETING THE 2020 US ELECTIONPATRICK O'NEILLSEPTEMBER 10, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
    They left their devastating near miss from the previous season in the past and bulldozed the league en route to their first league title in 30 years.
    WILL LIVERPOOL RUN AWAY WITH THE PREMIER LEAGUE AGAIN, OR CAN MANCHESTER CITY TAKE THE TITLE BACK?TERRENCE DOYLESEPTEMBER 10, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
    In this exclusive report, contributing editor Kevin Fedarko spent two months inside the ultimate no-man’s-land, witnessing the devastating conflict.
    27 EPIC TRIPS TO START PLANNING NOWTHE EDITORSSEPTEMBER 8, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
    The destruction is devastating, but the cleansing has its place.
    HOW WE SAVED OUR NEIGHBORHOOD FROM A WILDFIREDAIN ZAFFKESEPTEMBER 2, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
    This may mean that up to May he had remained in command in the north, though keeping clear of Bruce's devastating track.
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    WORDS RELATED TO DEVASTATING

    • adverse
    • afflictive
    • blighting
    • cataclysmic
    • catastrophic
    • deadly
    • deplorable
    • devastating
    • dire
    • fatal
    • grievous
    • harmful
    • heartbreaking
    • lamentable
    • messy
    • pernicious
    • regrettable
    • ruinous
    • unfavorable
    • unfortunate
    • woeful
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