Synonyms of shatter in English:


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1‘one of the shots had shattered his windscreen’


smash, smash to smithereens, break, break into pieces, burst, blow out

explode, implode

splinter, crack, fracture, fragment, disintegrate

informal bust

rare shiver

2‘the announcement shattered hopes of an early release for the foreign hostages’


destroy, wreck, ruin, dash, crush, devastate, demolish, wreak havoc with, blast, blight, wipe out, overturn, torpedo, scotch

burst someone's bubble

informal put the kibosh on, banjax, do for, blow a hole in, nix, put paid to, queer

British informal scupper, dish

archaic bring to naught

3‘everyone was shattered by the news’


devastate, shock, stun, daze, dumbfound, traumatize, crush, overwhelm, greatly upset, distress

informal knock for six, knock sideways, knock the stuffing out of


please, excite