[ US /ˌkætəˈkɫɪzmɪk/ ]
[ UK /kˌætɐklˈɪsmɪk/ ]
  1. severely destructive
    cataclysmic nuclear war
    a cataclysmic earthquake
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How To Use cataclysmic In A Sentence

  • And judging by the moans and groans coming from some supporters at the moment you would think Burnley are locked in a tailspin of cataclysmic proportions.
  • There are cataclysmic family secrets that are revealed, and a Shakespearean finale that is a clever spin on the original.
  • Apparently a great earthquake caused a cataclysmic rush of water to submerge the parish of Feadaill at the south end of the loch and all its inhabitants perished.
  • A cataclysmic event during this period detached most of the crystal groups from the cavern walls and ceiling.
  • I believe, however, that ethnic cleansing is a useful and viable term for understanding not just the war in the former Yugoslavia but other similar cataclysmic events in the course of the twentieth century.
  • When Marx and Engels turned their attention to the cataclysmic upheaval in India, they saw it in relation to similar developments taking place in other parts of the world.
  • Did you ever think in all your life, David, that in your lifetime the most cataclysmic event in the history of this country would happen and you would see it?
  • Also in the months leading up to the event, he showed no indication that he was up to something as cataclysmic as the bloody coup.
  • Others have experienced in their lives some sort of cataclysmic event, and now they make lots of money telling everyone else about it.
  • Heat for title faves -- would have long-lasting, cataclysmic ripples across the NBA. FanHouse Main
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