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1Very upset:‘he was said to be absolutely shattered after losing his job’worried, upset, distressed, fraught, devastatedView synonyms
2British informal Exhausted:‘I usually feel too shattered to do more than crawl into bed’
tired out, worn out, weary, dog-tired, bone-tired, bone-weary, ready to drop, on one's last legs, asleep on one's feet, drained, fatigued, enervated, debilitated, spentView synonyms
- ‘At least I get to see my nieces for a few hours near to Christmas this way… we might be shattered after the journey but it will be happy shattered.’
- ‘Anyway, nothing happening, France attacking but everyone's shattered apart from Ribery.’
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