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1. cataclysm

noun. ['ˈkætəˌklɪsəm'] a sudden violent change in the earth's surface.

Synonyms

  • nuclear winter
  • catastrophe

Etymology

  • cataclysme (French)
  • cataclysmos (Latin)

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Rhymes with Cataclysm

  • adventuresome
  • adventuresome
  • ambisone
  • atheism
  • awesome
  • awesome
  • axsom
  • balsam
  • bassam
  • beanblossom
  • belkacem
  • blossom
  • bloxham
  • bloxom
  • bloxsom
  • bothersome
  • bransom
  • burdensome
  • busam
  • buxom

How do you pronounce cataclysm?

Pronounce cataclysm as ˈkætəˌklɪsəm.

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2. cataclysm

noun. ['ˈkætəˌklɪsəm'] an event resulting in great loss and misfortune.

Synonyms

  • famine
  • disaster
  • meltdown
  • apocalypse
  • misfortune
  • unavoidable casualty
  • visitation
  • act of God
  • force majeure
  • tsunami
  • calamity
  • catastrophe
  • kiss of death
  • inevitable accident
  • vis major
  • tragedy
  • bad luck
  • plague

Antonyms

  • strength
  • good luck
  • comedy

Etymology

  • cataclysme (French)
  • cataclysmos (Latin)

Sentences with cataclysm


1. Noun, singular or mass
Among them is Sunset Crater, a strikingly beautiful cone that erupted only about nine centuries ago in a cataclysm witnessed by resident Sinaguan people.

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