cataclysmic

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From cataclysm +‎ -ic.

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cataclysmic (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to a cataclysm; causing great destruction or upheaval; catastrophic.
    It is believed that a cataclysmic impact caused the extinction of the dinosaurs.
    • 2005, Edmund White, My Women
      That’s why to be rejected in love was so cataclysmic: one had been judged and found wanting.

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