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cataclysmic

[ kat-uh-kliz-mik ]SEE DEFINITION OF cataclysmic

Synonyms for cataclysmic

  • calamitous
  • catastrophic
  • disastrous
  • fatal
  • ruinous
  • tragic
  • cataclysmal
  • catastrophal
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Antonyms for cataclysmic

  • advantageous
  • blessed
  • fortunate
  • happy
  • successful
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CATACLYSMIC

Cataclysmic changes were taking place in the soul of Martin Wade.

And of course, at this critical moment, there arrived the cataclysmic letter from Stair.

Then Ranny delivered his soul, and the escape, the outburst was tremendous, cataclysmic.

At once it seemed as if some cataclysmic upheaval were in progress.

They told of an elemental tragedy, swift and cataclysmic in its action.

When as pagans they feel it, the expression is a cataclysmic war of conquest.

What was tea, and the price of tea, in this cataclysmic overthrowing of the Universe?

The outrageous absurdity of the statement gave it cataclysmic force.

And at once things began to happen with cataclysmic rapidity.

This is not done by any cataclysmic process but by a law of nature.

WORD ORIGIN

1837, from cataclysm + -ic. Related: Cataclysmical (1857); cataclysmically.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CATACLYSMIC

calamitous

adjectivedisastrous; tragic
  • adverse
  • afflictive
  • blighting
  • cataclysmic
  • catastrophic
  • deadly
  • deplorable
  • devastating
  • dire
  • fatal
  • grievous
  • harmful
  • heartbreaking
  • lamentable
  • messy
  • pernicious
  • regrettable
  • ruinous
  • unfavorable
  • unfortunate
  • woeful
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