Cataclysmal



of, relating to, or resulting from a cataclysm.
of the nature of, or having the effect of, a cataclysm:
cataclysmic changes.
Historical Examples

“I’m ———,” said Sir John Gotch, meditating some cataclysmal expletive.
The Wonderful Visit Herbert George Wells

It is, in fact, nothing but one cataclysmal bang and shriek of shells and shrapnel.
A Woman’s Experience in the Great War Louise Mack

Ten seconds later this cataclysmal lunatic had reverted to sanity—a rather sheepish sanity.
The Secret Places of the Heart H. G. Wells

So the worship which many render to the unexplained, the fantastic, the cataclysmal—this is the awe that is born of ignorance.
The Story of the Mind James Mark Baldwin

Lyall in England had shown that geological formations were evolutionary rather than cataclysmal.
Browning and His Century Helen Archibald Clarke

Very rarely is there a spate, an upheaval, and a cataclysmal sweep that bursts the ice and ends its reign in an hour or two.
Rolf In The Woods Ernest Thompson Seton

adj.

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

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