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.
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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"
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cataclysmic

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

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

cataclysmic

[ˌkætəˈklɪzmɪk] ADJde cataclismo
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cataclysmic

[ˌkætəˈklɪzmɪk] adj [event, change] → cataclysmique
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cataclysmic

adjverheerend; (fig)umwälzend
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cataclysmic

[ˌkætəˈklɪzmɪk] adj (liter) → catastrofico/a
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cataclysm

(ˈkӕtəklizəm) noun
a violent disaster or upheaval; disaster.
ˌcataˈclysmic adjective
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