Shattered vs Fragmented - What's the difference?

shattered | fragmented |

As verbs the difference between shattered and fragmented

is that shattered is (shatter) while fragmented is (fragment).

As adjectives the difference between shattered and fragmented

is that shattered is physically broken into pieces while fragmented is broken into fragments.




  • (shatter)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • physically broken into pieces
  • *{{quote-book, year=1907, author=
  • , title=The Dust of Conflict , chapter=30 citation , passage=It was by his order the shattered leading company flung itself into the houses when the Sin Verguenza were met by an enfilading volley as they reeled into the calle.}}
  • emotionally defeated or dispirited
  • * 2000 Lionel Robbins, A history of economic thought: the LSE lectures, Princeton University Press, p221
  • Well, she died after seven years of marriage, and Mill thought that he was shattered', and ' shattered no doubt he was, in the sense of this absolutely irreparable emotional loss.
  • * 2000 Nellie McHenry, Forbidden Dreams of Love, chapter 26
  • She refused to see him for two days. He was shattered . He sent his apologies.
  • * 2010 Mary Alice Beasley, Shattered Lens: A Tale of Domestic Violence and Redemption Through Love, AuthorHouse, p261
  • Yes, he had gotten his revenge for my rejection. I was shattered but remained silent.




  • (fragment)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • broken into fragments
  • composed of fragments
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