1. [syn: shattered, tattered]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Shatter \Shat"ter\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shattered; p. pr. &
vb. n. Shattering.] [OE. schateren, scateren, to scatter,
to dash, AS. scateran; cf. D. schateren to crack, to make a
great noise, OD. schetteren to scatter, to burst, to crack.
1. To break at once into many pieces; to dash, burst, or part
violently into fragments; to rend into splinters; as, an
explosion shatters a rock or a bomb; too much steam
shatters a boiler; an oak is shattered by lightning.
A monarchy was shattered to pieces, and divided
amongst revolted subjects. --Locke.
2. To disorder; to derange; to render unsound; as, to be
shattered in intellect; his constitution was shattered;
his hopes were shattered.
A man of a loose, volatile, and shattered humor.
3. To scatter about. [Obs.]
Shatter your leaves before the mellowing year.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: ruined or disrupted; "our shattered dreams of peace and
prosperity"; "a tattered remnant of its former strength";
"my torn and tattered past" [syn: shattered,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
41 Moby Thesaurus words for "shattered":
aggravated, broken, burned, burst, busted, checked, chipped,
cracked, crazed, cut, damaged, deteriorated, embittered,
exacerbated, harmed, hurt, impaired, imperfect, in bits, in pieces,
in shards, injured, irritated, lacerated, mangled, mutilated, rent,
ruptured, scalded, scorched, slashed, slit, smashed, split, sprung,
the worse for, torn, weakened, worse, worse off, worsened