cataclysm


cataclysm

noun

Definition of CATACLYSM

1
a great flow of water or of something that overwhelms <an ancient cataclysm that may have been the basis for the Flood described in the Bible>
Near Antonyms dribble, drip, trickle
Antonyms drought (also drouth)
2
a sudden violent event that brings about great loss or destruction <the earthquake that struck Lisbon in 1755, killing 30,000 people, was one of the greatest cataclysms ever recorded>
Synonyms apocalypse, calamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, debacle (also débâcle), tragedy
Near Antonyms godsend, manna, windfall

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