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
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