Destroyed vs Shattered - What's the difference?

destroyed | shattered |


As verbs the difference between destroyed and shattered

is that destroyed is (destroy) while shattered is (shatter).

As adjectives the difference between destroyed and shattered

is that destroyed is (ireland|informal) (particularly of a child) soiled, muddied, especially as a result of a fall or spill while shattered is physically broken into pieces.

destroyed

English

Verb

(head)
  • (destroy)
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • (Ireland, informal) (particularly of a child) soiled, muddied, especially as a result of a fall or spill.
  • shattered

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (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.