cataclysmic


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cat·a·clysm

 (kăt′ə-klĭz′əm)
n.
1. A violent upheaval that causes great destruction or brings about a fundamental change.
2. A violent and sudden change in the earth's crust.
3. A devastating flood.

[French cataclysme, from Latin cataclysmos, deluge, from Greek kataklusmos, from katakluzein, to inundate : kata-, intensive pref.; see cata- + kluzein, to wash away.]

cat′a·clys′mic (-klĭz′mĭk), cat′a·clys′mal (-klĭz′məl) adj.
cat′a·clys′mi·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cataclysmic - severely destructive; "cataclysmic nuclear war"; "a cataclysmic earthquake"
destructive - causing destruction or much damage; "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism"

cataclysmic

adjective disastrous, devastating, catastrophic, calamitous Few had expected the change to be as cataclysmic as it was.

cataclysmic

adjective
Translations
كارِثي
katastrofický
katastrofal
kataklizmaszerû
stórslysalegur, stórkostlega skaîvænn
cataclystisch
kataklizmatický
mahvedicitahripkâr

cataclysmic

[ˌkætəˈklɪzmɪk] ADJde cataclismo

cataclysmic

[ˌkætəˈklɪzmɪk] adj [event, change] → cataclysmique

cataclysmic

adjverheerend; (fig)umwälzend

cataclysmic

[ˌkætəˈklɪzmɪk] adj (liter) → catastrofico/a

cataclysm

(ˈkӕtəklizəm) noun
a violent disaster or upheaval; disaster.
ˌcataˈclysmic adjective
References in classic literature ?
He told him, too, of the dangers and the horrors of the jungle; of the great beasts that stalked one by day and by night; of the periods of drought, and of the cataclysmic rains; of hunger; of cold; of intense heat; of nakedness and fear and suffering.
Arguing that the 2016 presidential election had a cataclysmic impact on American culture with consequences for the functioning of a multicultural society, the author examines how xenophobia, the integration of hate speech into political rhetoric, and nationalism are related to the increase in hate activity after the election, and how the US is moving away from a progressive democratic model of governance toward intolerance, ultranationalism, and authoritarianism.
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If circumstances arose where that was a real option, it would represent complete and cataclysmic failure.
The band was extremely tight - Marco Minnemann (drums) and Bryan Beller (bass), along with Mike Keneally (keyboards/guitar) provided everything for Satriani to dazzle us with his talent, although Keneally is capable of keeping up with the main man as evidenced on Cataclysmic.
The band was extremely tight - Marco Minnemann (drums) and Bryan Beller (bass) along with Mike Keneally (keyboards/guitar) provided everything for Satriani to dazzle us with his talent, although Keneally is capable of keeping up with the main man as evidenced on Cataclysmic.
He added: "The Doctor is about to make a mistake that has cataclysmic repercussions.
In particular, ASAS-SN has spotted more than 250 cataclysmic variables--stars that vary dramatically in brightness.
CANADA A University of Wisconsin artist''''s rendition of mastodons, camels and a ground sloth before a cataclysmic meteor impact in Quebec 12,900 years ago which may have been the catalyst that triggered the start of civilisation.
you are able to single out someone who "can care for your property, pets, parents, children, friends, and business in your absence during a religious or cataclysmic event.
After playing a simple girl, Latika in Slumdog Millionaire , she will play Phaedra, an oracle priestess who must join young warrior Theseus on his quest to prevent the cataclysmic war from happening, in Tarsem Singh's Immortals .
He said victory in Eddisbury would be a cataclysmic shock but he was determined to claim second place and strengthen the party''s position in the constituency.