Related formscat·a·clys·mi·cal·ly, adverbnon·cat·a·clys·mal, adjectivenon·cat·a·clys·mic, adjective
Examples from the Web for cataclysmic
However: The historical record does not, it should be said, support the cataclysmic conclusion that Labour could never win again.
Winters uses that cataclysmic event to examine the slow deterioration of communal life in the face of annihilation.
It was the cataclysmic collision of spitfire upstart performer, brilliant pop song, and cheeky music video.Britney Spears’s ‘…Baby One More Time’ Turns 15: The Making of an Iconic Music Video|Kevin Fallon|October 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It takes a cataclysmic and frightening event for the warmonger wing of the party to win the day.
And Egyptian political life has taken, thereafter, a cataclysmic turn for the worse.
The sense of a cataclysmic disaster in death would pass and be replaced by a sense of the continuity of life.Our Lady Saint Mary|J. G. H. Barry
The central life-fire which thus forces its path at cataclysmic intervals to the devastated surface is certainly no illusion.Suspended Judgments|John Cowper Powys
The outrageous absurdity of the statement gave it cataclysmic force.Officer 666|Barton W. Currie
There was only one person on earth to whom he could confide this cataclysmic experience, and that was Alan.Sinister Street, vol. 1|Compton Mackenzie
It is probable that one of these cataclysmic epochs opened with the victories wrested from Russia by Japan.Tales of Bengal|S. B. Banerjea