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synonyms for cataclysm

  • calamity
  • catastrophe
  • convulsion
  • debacle
  • deluge
  • upheaval
  • cataract
  • collapse
  • crunch
  • curtains
  • disturbance
  • flood
  • flooding
  • inundation
  • misadventure
  • ruin
  • torrent
  • tragedy
  • waterloo
  • woe
  • double trouble
  • holy mess
  • unholy mess
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antonyms for cataclysm

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  • blessing
  • boon
  • good fortune
  • good luck
  • happiness
  • miracle
  • wonder
  • success
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How to use cataclysm in a sentence

We were innocent of the global health cataclysm that was about to transpire, one which would force many of us to reassess what we had long taken for granted.
THESE WILL BE THE BIGGEST HEALTH TRENDS OF 2021MARTIN FRITZ HUBERDECEMBER 25, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
The pandemic spawned an American existential crisis, a productivity slump, a small-business cataclysm.
THE HIGHLIGHT’S BEST READS OF THE YEARLAVANYA RAMANATHANDECEMBER 24, 2020VOX
They want to cut the capital gains tax, sure — but its importance pales next to the urgency of stopping the cataclysm that would engulf us all if Democrats were to hold power.
HATRED OF LIBERALS IS ALL THAT’S LEFT OF CONSERVATISMPAUL WALDMANDECEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
It’s Round 74 of the Post Pundit 2020 Power Ranking, and barring a meteor strike, extraterrestrial invasion or unexpected constitutional cataclysm, we made it!
HERE’S WHO THE POWER RANKERS THINK ARE GOING TO WIN — EVERYTHINGTHE RANKING COMMITTEEOCTOBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
It’s a landscape of cataclysm and of regrowth, where nature shows off its singular ability to recover and revive, year after year.
IMITATION IS THE SINCEREST FORM OF ENVIRONMENTALISM - ISSUE 90: SOMETHING GREENANASTASIA BENDEBURY & MICHAEL SHILO DELAYOCTOBER 7, 2020NAUTILUS
I see unutterable defeat, the success of the rebellion, a great catastrophe, a moral and physical cataclysm.
"SHILOH" AS SEEN BY A PRIVATE SOLDIERWARREN OLNEY
Back had they gone to town, and then came the cataclysm of noon.
WARRIOR GAPCHARLES KING
The aftermath of the war is a spiritual cataclysm such as civilized mankind has never before known.
INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENCE OF SOCIOLOGYROBERT E. PARK
The legend begins with a deluge myth; a cataclysm ended a period of human existence.
MYTH, RITUAL, AND RELIGION, VOL. 1ANDREW LANG
Nothing short of a seismic cataclysm—an earthquake, in fact—could deter a San Francisco audience after that.
MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
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WORDS RELATED TO CATACLYSM

  • Niagara
  • cascade
  • cataclysm
  • deluge
  • downpour
  • gush
  • inundation
  • overflow
  • torrent
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