Shuttered vs Shattered - What's the difference?

shuttered | shattered |

As verbs the difference between shuttered and shattered

is that shuttered is (shutter) while shattered is (shatter).

As an adjective shattered is

physically broken into pieces.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • (shutter)

  • shutter



    (en noun)
  • One who shuts or closes something.
  • * (Max Beerbohm)
  • it would be very difficult to pack this drawing in such a way that it would be sure not to be injured by the frantic fingers of the openers and shutters .
  • (usually, in the plural) Protective panels, usually wooden, placed over windows to block out the light.
  • (photography) The part of a camera, normally closed, that opens for a controlled period of time to let light in during taking a picture.
  • Derived terms

    * roller shutter * shutter priority * shutter speed


    (en verb)
  • To close shutters covering.
  • Shutter the windows, there's a storm coming!
  • To close up (a building or an operation) for a prolonged period of inoccupancy.
  • It took all day to shutter the cabin now that the season has ended.
    The US is seeking to get Iran to shutter its nuclear weapons program.






  • (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.