Definition of Cataclysmal

1. Adjective. Severely destructive. "A cataclysmic earthquake"

Exact synonyms: Cataclysmic
Similar to: Destructive
Derivative terms: Cataclysm, Cataclysm



Definition of Cataclysmal

1. a. Of or pertaining to a cataclysm.

Definition of Cataclysmal

1. Adjective. As destructive as a cataclysm. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cataclysmal

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cataclysmal

catabolizes
catabolizing
catacaustic
catacaustics
catachism
catachreses
catachresis
catachrestic
catachrestical
catachrestically
catachronobiology
cataclasm
cataclastic
cataclinal
cataclysm
cataclysmal (current term)
cataclysmic
cataclysmically
cataclysmist
cataclysmists
cataclysms
catacomb
catacombs
catacorner
catacoustic
catacoustics
catacrotic
catacrotic pulse
catacrotism
catadicrotic

Literary usage of Cataclysmal

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1. On the Anatomy of Vertebrates by Richard Owen (1868)
"Extinction, cataclysmal or regulated?—If, in place of recognising the series of the above-cited ... cataclysmal ..."

2. Lectures on the Darwinian Theory by Arthur Milnes Marshall (1894)
"... the derivation of all organisms from some few most simple forms; the coherent course of events in Nature, and the absence of cataclysmal revolutions. ..."

3. The Isle of Man: Its History, Physical, Ecclesiastical, Civil and Legendary by Joseph George Cumming (1848)
"—Evidence of great cataclysmal action.—Strike of parallel mountain-chains.—Mines and Minerals. ... cataclysmal ..."

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