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cataclysmal

adjective
variants: or cataclysmic

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1 bringing about ruin or misfortune
  • a cataclysmal decision to plunge the nation into war

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2 causing or tending to cause destruction
  • a cataclysmal landslide that virtually wiped out the village

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3 marked by sudden or violent disturbance
  • the French Revolution was one of the great cataclysmal events in modern history

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“Cataclysmal.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cataclysmal. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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