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Wordnet 3.0


1. ruined or disrupted;
- Example: "our shattered dreams of peace and prosperity"
- Example: "a tattered remnant of its former strength"
- Example: "my torn and tattered past"
[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. Cf. Scatter.] 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. [1913 Webster] A monarchy was shattered to pieces, and divided amongst revolted subjects. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 2. To disorder; to derange; to render unsound; as, to be shattered in intellect; his constitution was shattered; his hopes were shattered. [1913 Webster] A man of a loose, volatile, and shattered humor. --Norris. [1913 Webster] 3. To scatter about. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Shatter your leaves before the mellowing year. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

shattered 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, tattered]
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