1. crushing

adjective. ['ˈkrʌʃɪŋ'] physically or spiritually devastating; often used in combination.


  • devastating


  • proliferation
  • nondevelopment

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Rhymes with Crushing

  • flushing
  • brushing
  • blushing
  • gushing

Sentences with crushing

1. Noun, singular or mass
Even golf champions say they tend to remember their crushing defeats in tournament competition more than their dramatic victories.

2. Verb, gerund or present participle
Kill the bee by crushing it with your shoe.

Quotes about crushing

1. You might want to lie down,"Magnus advised. "I find that it helps when the crushing sense of horrible realization sets in.
- Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes

2. Dreams are always crushing when they don't come true. But it's the simple dreams that are often the most painful because they seem so personal, so reasonable, so attainable. You're always close enough to touch, but never quite close enough to hold and it's enough to break your heart.
- Nicholas Sparks, Three Weeks With My Brother

3. Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.
- Wilma Rudolph

2. crushing

noun. ['ˈkrʌʃɪŋ'] forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority.


  • suppression
  • crackdown
  • quelling
  • stifling
  • bar


  • free
  • allow
  • permit
  • unbar