(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [In the act of destroying]
Syn. conquering, subjugating, defeating, subduing, overpowering, overthrowing, crushing, routing, ruining, smashing, wiping out, extinguishing, invading, occupying, ravaging, devastating, breaking, reducing, overturning, overriding, overrunning, upsetting; see also triumphant .
Ant. protective*, saving, defending.
2. [In the act of submerging]
Syn. wasting, inundating, drowning, deluging, surging, overspreading, desoLating, obliterating, dissolving, blotting out, wrecking, erasing, effacing, expunging, burying, immersing, engulfing, engrossing, covering.
Ant. floating*, reclaiming, raising.
3. [Astonishing]
Syn. amazing, terrifying, awful; see frightful 1 , might 3 , powerful 1 , strong 1 , 2 , 8 .
4. [Unbelievable]
Syn. remarkable, strange, baffling; see unbelievable , unusual 1 , 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
overpowering, staggering, crushing, devastating, stunning, paralyzing, dumbfounding, irresistible, awe-inspiring.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Awesomely or forbiddingly intense: overpowering, staggering, towering. See BIG.

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