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adjective as in destructive

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Indian legends mention a great cataclysmal outburst at an earlier period.

"I'm ———," said Sir John Gotch, meditating some cataclysmal expletive.

It is, in fact, nothing but one cataclysmal bang and shriek of shells and shrapnel.

Ten seconds later this cataclysmal lunatic had reverted to sanity—a rather sheepish sanity.

Very rarely is there a spate, an upheaval, and a cataclysmal sweep that bursts the ice and ends its reign in an hour or two.


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On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cataclysmal, such as: calamitous, cataclysmic, catastrophal, catastrophic, devastating, and disastrous.

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