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adjective as in destructive

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For years, alarming headlines have created a sort of drip of bad climate news, and in recent weeks, droughts, storms and fires have coalesced into one of the most cataclysmic seasons of climate-related extreme weather events in memory.

From Time

That means other cataclysmic events must have been major contributors, physicist Anton Wallner and colleagues report in the May 14 Science.

Doucette said the result of all this could prove to be cataclysmic for employers, in that less access to mental health services could lead to lower levels of productivity and ultimately even greater expense for companies.

From Digiday

When astronomers saw the cataclysmic explosion, they at first thought it was something called a short gamma-ray burst, or GRB.

Initial clinical trial victories can quickly swerve into cataclysmic failures.

From Fortune

However: The historical record does not, it should be said, support the cataclysmic conclusion that Labour could never win again.

Winters uses that cataclysmic event to examine the slow deterioration of communal life in the face of annihilation.

The volcanic chain was activated, we were told, expecting to see cataclysmic explosions at any moment.

It was the cataclysmic collision of spitfire upstart performer, brilliant pop song, and cheeky music video.

It takes a cataclysmic and frightening event for the warmonger wing of the party to win the day.

It had evolved out of a cataclysmic past, but it could not meet the challenge of the harshest environment.

The sense of a cataclysmic disaster in death would pass and be replaced by a sense of the continuity of life.

Its disappearance was rapid, but not in the opinion of most geologists cataclysmic, as suggested by Mr. Howorth.

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

The text may be given, since the effect was so tremendous and, indeed, cataclysmic.


On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cataclysmic, such as: calamitous, catastrophic, disastrous, fatal, ruinous, and tragic.

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