AskDefine | Define smashing

Dictionary Definition

smashing adj : very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing" [syn: bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad(p), peachy, slap-up, swell] n : the act of breaking something into small pieces [syn: shattering]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Serving to smash (something).
    The boxer delivered a smashing blow to his opponent's head.
  2. (British informal) Wonderful, very good or impressive. Thought to be corruption of Irish is maith é sin (meaning "that's good").
    We had a smashing time at the zoo.


serving to smash


  1. Gerund: The action of the verb to smash.
    Some Greek dance is traditionally accompanied by the smashing of crockery.


  1. present participle of smash

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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