Will the catastrophist diehards learn to stop worrying and accept the recovery?
He appears to have a catastrophist vision of Zionism and of Jewish life.
Mr. King, however, is not a catastrophist of a very violent sort.
I wish there was any chance of Prestwich being shaken; but I fear he is too much of a catastrophist.
By CATASTROPHISM I mean any form of geological speculation which, in order to account for the phenomena of geology, supposes the operation of forces different in their nature, or immeasurably different in power, from those which we at present see in action in the universe. [T.H. Huxley, "Address" to the Geological Society of London, Feb. 19, 1869]Related: Catastrophist.