One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The action or fact of obliterating or being obliterated; total destruction.‘headlines about the obliteration of the green belt’
eradication, erasing, erasure, effacing, rubbing out, blotting out, wiping out, removal, expunging, effacement, blanking out, blocking out, deletion, striking out, cancellation, crossing out, inking out, scoring outdestruction, wiping out, annihilation, extermination, extirpation, elimination, eradication, killing, decimation, liquidation, demolitionView synonyms
- ‘But the obliteration of Nagasaki was, if comparisons on this scale are even possible, even worse than that of Hiroshima.’
- ‘The disaster scenarios prophesied in such reasonable arguments will range from everything from personal ostracism to nuclear obliteration.’
- ‘It means disorganization, destruction, obliteration, of the institutions of government and nationhood.’
- ‘Neither man has even come close to achieving what they set out to achieve - helping their party recover from its crash towards obliteration.’
- ‘Perhaps the danger we face is not the mutually assured obliteration of the two parties, but the destruction of our democracy.’
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