catastrophic

[ kat-uh-strof-ik ]SEE DEFINITION OF catastrophic
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Hers was the most complete loneliness, charged with a catastrophic tension.

The result was just as instantaneous and just as catastrophic as Garlock had expected.

Almost all social prediction is catastrophic and absurdly simplified.

The "love of women" has always about it something tragic and catastrophic.

To Louise, the loss of her holy place, but yet more the manner of its loss, was catastrophic.

The effect of this rise was catastrophic in these households.

Her misfortune came suddenly and with catastrophic unexpectedness.

In the one case the result had been catastrophic; in the other, calamitous.

In 'Facial Justice' Hartley describes a life after a catastrophic war.

The catastrophic scene when he found her with Regan, king-pin mobster.

WORD ORIGIN

1824, from catastrophe + -ic. Related: Catastrophical; catastrophically.

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