cracking

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1crack·ing

adjective \ˈkra-kiŋ\

: very good or impressive

Full Definition of CRACKING

:  very impressive or effective :  great

Examples of CRACKING

  1. I think it's a cracking story.
  2. <a writer renowned for her cracking tales of mystery and suspense>

First Known Use of CRACKING

1830

Related to CRACKING

Synonyms
A-OK, A1, awesome, bang-up, banner, beautiful, blue-chip, blue-ribbon, boffo, bonny (also bonnie) [chiefly British], boss [slang], brag, brave, bully, bumper, capital, choice, classic, cool [slang], corking, crackerjack, excellent, dandy, divine, dope [slang], down [slang], dynamite, fab, fabulous, famous, fantabulous [slang], fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, first-string, five-star, four-star, frontline, gangbusters (also gangbuster), gilt-edged (or gilt-edge), gone [slang], grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-class, hot, hype [slang], immense, jim-dandy, keen, lovely, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, number one (also No. 1), numero uno, out-of-sight [slang], par excellence, peachy, peachy keen, phat [slang], prime, primo [slang], prize, prizewinning, quality, radical [slang], righteous [slang], sensational, slick, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-flight, top-notch, top-of-the-line, topping [chiefly British], top-shelf, unsurpassed, wizard [chiefly British], wonderful
Antonyms
atrocious, awful, execrable, lousy, pathetic, poor, rotten, terrible, vile, wretched

2cracking

adverb

Definition of CRACKING

:  very, extremely <a cracking good book>

Examples of CRACKING

  1. <tells a cracking good tale of a search for a lost city>

First Known Use of CRACKING

1903

Rhymes with CRACKING

3cracking

noun

Definition of CRACKING

:  a process in which relatively heavy hydrocarbons are broken up by heat into lighter products (as gasoline)

First Known Use of CRACKING

1868

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