smashing

adjective smash·ing \ ˈsma-shiŋ \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of smashing

1 :that smashes :crushing
  • a smashing defeat
2 :extraordinarily impressive or effective
  • a smashing performance

smashingly

play \ˈsma-shiŋ-lē\ adverb

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First Known Use of smashing

1825


SMASHING Defined for English Language Learners

smashing

adjective

Definition of smashing for English Language Learners

  • : very good or impressive



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