Synonyms for crushing

Synonyms for (noun) crushing

Synonyms: quelling, stifling, suppression, crushing

Definition: forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority

Usage: the suppression of heresy; the quelling of the rebellion; the stifling of all dissent

Similar words: prevention, bar

Definition: the act of preventing

Usage: there was no bar against leaving; money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza

Synonyms for (adjective) crushing

Synonyms: devastating, crushing

Definition: physically or spiritually devastating; often used in combination

Usage: a crushing blow; a crushing rejection; bone-crushing

Similar words: destructive

Definition: causing destruction or much damage

Usage: a policy that is destructive to the economy; destructive criticism