If you are devastated by something, you are very shocked and upset by it.

Bishop Daly said he was devastated by news of the Cardinal's death...

Teresa was devastated, her dreams shattered.

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  • Devastated — Single by Sam Clark from the album Take Me Home Released 30 July 2 …   Wikipedia

  • devastated — adj. same as {desolated}. Syn: blasted, desolate, desolated, ravaged, ruined, wasted. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Devastated — Devastate Dev as*tate (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Devastated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Devastating}.] [L. devastatus, p. p. of devastare to devastate; de + vastare to lay waste, vastus waste. See {Vast}.] To lay waste; to ravage; to desolate. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • devastated — dev|a|stat|ed [ˈdevəsteıtıd] adj feeling extremely shocked and sad ▪ She was left feeling totally devastated …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • devastated — adjective Extremely upset and shocked …   Wiktionary

  • devastated — dev|as|tat|ed [ devə,steıtəd ] adjective feeling very shocked and upset …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • devastated — adj. destroyed, demolished; upset, crushed; hopeless dev·as·tate || devÉ™steɪt v. destroy, ruin …   English contemporary dictionary

  • devastated — UK [ˈdevəˌsteɪtɪd] / US [ˈdevəˌsteɪtəd] adjective feeling very shocked and upset …   English dictionary

  • devastated — [ˈdevəˌsteɪtɪd] adj feeling very shocked and upset …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • devastated — adj shocked, overwhelmed, crushed, heartbroken, overcome, taken aback, upset, distressed, desolate, appalled, traumatized, stunned, horrified, in anguish COLLOQ. gutted, knocked for six …   Useful english dictionary

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