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It is true that I am not one of those who laugh at utopias. The utopia of today can become the reality of tomorrow. Utopias are conceived by optimistic logic which regards constant social and political progress as the ultimate goal of human endeavor; pessimism would plunge a hopeless mankind into a fresh cataclysm.
Charles Albert Gobat

Meaning of "cataclysm" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CATACLYSM

Via French from Latin, from Greek kataklusmos deluge, from katakluzein to flood, from kluzein to wash.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CATACLYSM

cataclysm  [ˈkætəˌklɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CATACLYSM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cataclysm is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CATACLYSM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Cataclysm

The term cataclysm (from the Greek kataklysmos, to 'wash down' (kluzein "wash" + kata "down") may refer to: ▪ Deluge (mythology) ▪ a hypothetical Doomsday event ▪ any catastrophic geological phenomenon ▪ volcanic eruption ▪ earthquake, the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust that creates seismic waves ▪ more generally, any large-scale disaster...

Definition of cataclysm in the English dictionary

The definition of cataclysm in the dictionary is a violent upheaval, esp of a political, military, or social nature. Other definition of cataclysm is a disastrous flood; deluge.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CATACLYSM


alcoholism
ˈælkəhɒˌlɪzəm
brutalism
ˈbruːtəˌlɪzəm
capitalism
ˈkæpɪtəˌlɪzəm
colonialism
kəˈləʊnɪəˌlɪzəm
evangelism
ɪˈvændʒɪˌlɪzəm
formalism
ˈfɔːməˌlɪzəm
imperialism
ɪmˈpɪərɪəˌlɪzəm
journalism
ˈdʒɜːnəˌlɪzəm
liberalism
ˈlɪbərəˌlɪzəm
metabolism
mɪˈtæbəˌlɪzəm
minimalism
ˈmɪnɪməˌlɪzəm
nationalism
ˈnæʃənəˌlɪzəm
Orientalism
ˌɔːrɪˈɛntəˌlɪzəm
photojournalism
ˌfəʊtəʊˈdʒɜːnəˌlɪzəm
professionalism
prəˈfɛʃənəˌlɪzəm
realism
ˈrɪəˌlɪzəm
socialism
ˈsəʊʃəˌlɪzəm
surrealism
səˈrɪəˌlɪzəm
symbolism
ˈsɪmbəˌlɪzəm
vandalism
ˈvændəˌlɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CATACLYSM

catacaustic
catachresis
catachrestic
catachrestical
catachrestically
cataclases
cataclasis
cataclasm
cataclasmic
cataclastic
cataclinal
cataclysmal
cataclysmic
cataclysmically
catacomb
catacombs
catacoustics
catacumbal
catadioptric
catadioptrical

WORDS THAT END LIKE CATACLYSM

abysm
activism
aneurysm
autism
Buddhism
criticism
enthusiasm
feminism
gsm
hedonism
ism
Judaism
mechanism
orgasm
paroxysm
prism
racism
sm
terrorism
tourism

Synonyms and antonyms of cataclysm in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CATACLYSM»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «cataclysm» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of cataclysm

Translation of «cataclysm» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CATACLYSM

Find out the translation of cataclysm to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cataclysm from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cataclysm» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

大灾变
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cataclismo
570 millions of speakers

English

cataclysm
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रलय
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كارثة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

катаклизм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cataclismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্লাবন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cataclysme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bencana alam
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Katastrophe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

大変動
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

지각 변동
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cataclysm
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đại hồng thủy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பிரளயம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रलयासंबंधी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tufan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cataclisma
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kataklizm
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

катаклізм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cataclism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κατακλυσμό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ramp
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

cataclysm
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Cataclysm
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cataclysm

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CATACLYSM»

The term «cataclysm» is quite widely used and occupies the 35.560 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CATACLYSM» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «cataclysm» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «cataclysm» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cataclysm

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4 QUOTES WITH «CATACLYSM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cataclysm.
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Camille Claudel
Send me one hundred francs on our future deals, otherwise I will disappear in a cataclysm.
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Charles Albert Gobat
It is true that I am not one of those who laugh at utopias. The utopia of today can become the reality of tomorrow. Utopias are conceived by optimistic logic which regards constant social and political progress as the ultimate goal of human endeavor; pessimism would plunge a hopeless mankind into a fresh cataclysm.
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Eliot Spitzer
Don't reward bad behavior. It is one of the first rules of parenting. During the financial cataclysm of 2008, we said it differently. When we bailed out banks that had created their own misfortune, we called it a 'moral hazard,' because the bailout absolved the bank's bad acts and created an incentive for it to make the same bad loans again.
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Eliot Spitzer
The world has conducted a massive macro-economic experiment since the cataclysm of 2008. In Europe, the fans of austerity have had their chance, and the results have been a disaster.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CATACLYSM»

Discover the use of cataclysm in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cataclysm and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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World of Warcraft: The Shattering: Book One of Cataclysm
In this follow-up to her NY Times bestseller, ARTHAS, Christie Golden delivers a sensational tie-in to the newest World of Warcraft game expansion!
Christie Golden, 2011
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Cataclysm: General Hap Arnold and the Defeat of Japan
The B-29 long-range bombing campaign against the Japanese home islands dictated unprecedented organization and command; hence, Arnold established the Twentieth Air Force, commanded by himself from Washington and reporting directly to the ...
Herman S. Wolk, 2010
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Cataclysm: The First World War as Political Tragedy
David StevensonOCOs widely acclaimed history of World War I changes forever our understanding of that pivotal conflict. Countering the commonplace assumption that politicians lost control of events, and"
David Stevenson, 2009
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Cataclysm
This book offers a unique perspective that identifies these kernels of truth and then proceeds to connect them to form a new picture of a very important time in the life of our planet.
Jane Wright, 2012
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Climatic Cataclysm: The Foreign Policy and National Security ...
"Presents three scenarios of what the future may hold: expected, severe, and catastrophic and analyzes the security implications of each.
Kurt M. Campbell, 2009
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Cataclysm
Their lifelong struggle brings success marred by human frailty and the cataclysm leaves beliefs deeply shaken. Cataclysm is the Third in the SAGA OF PACIFIC ISLANDS series of novels.
David Luders, 2010
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Cataclysm
In Cataclysm, author Nick Gass takes geology out of the oil patch to authenticate the first twenty-five verses of the Bible.
Nick Gass, 2013
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Voices from the Ming-Qing Cataclysm: China in Tigers' Jaws
This book is the first to provide actual comment from a variety of people in different social stations. Some of the documents made accessible to Western readers are little known even to Chinese scholars.
Lynn A. Struve, 1993
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Velvet Cataclysm
Christina Astor's telepathic ability is an asset in her job as a psychiatric social worker.
Beth Kery, 2011
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Financial Cataclysm Now!
You owe it to yourself to buy this book which will tell you what to look for and what to do. The book comes with a FREE news sheet giving you up-to-the-minute advise and tips on what to buy and sell.
John Piper, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CATACLYSM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cataclysm is used in the context of the following news items.
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Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm
Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm often draws comparisons to Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, and for good reason. It was a major influence for ... «Destructoid, Jul 15»
2
Greeks are voting No to the Church, too
... the latter is entirely discredited for the vast majority of Greeks, the Church faces the problem of adapting to a political and cultural cataclysm. «Catholic Herald Online, Jul 15»
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Con the Fruiterer is the answer to our Greek woes, according to PM …
That's right, we are throwing fruit and veg at this potential global cataclysm - and possibly a half-eaten onion. He even emphasised the point ... «The Age, Jul 15»
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Say 'No' To Greek Financial Irresponsibility – OpEd
... substantially cutting all government spending across the board (both defense and domestic spending)—or face eventual financial cataclysm. «Eurasia Review, Jul 15»
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Soccer + monster trucks = 'Rocket League,' out in games this week
... Act 1: Wonderland” (PC), “Yatagarasu: Attack on Cataclysm” (PC), “Fragile Ball” (PC), “Scraps” (PC), “Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom” (PC), ... «austin360, Jul 15»
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The Marxist face of the Greek crisis
Seen from my vantage point, the current Greek financial crisis is the façade of a new Marxist cataclysm that could this time bring Marxism to ... «WND.com, Jul 15»
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Pro-coal law set stage for Clean Power Plan pain in rural Ariz.
We've been forced to be to try to stop a cataclysm. For us. For our people. We have to represent our people." Twitter: @chemnipot Email: ... «Environment & Energy Publishing, Jul 15»
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Is Transferring Consciousness Possible?
Unless we destroy ourselves in some sort of nuclear cataclysm, which is looking less likely than it was 30 years ago, then we will get there," ... «Comicbook.com, Jul 15»
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How close is obliteration by asteroid?
The possibility of avoiding cataclysm has inspired the people behind Asteroid Day today, supported by scientists, astronauts and media types, including the ... «gulfnews.com, Jul 15»
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Comic Spotlight: Reyn – Warden of Fate
They appeared during the 'Great Cataclysm' , and they are to be assumed as the main reason behind the end of The Wardens. Their leader is ... «Gamer Headlines, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Cataclysm [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cataclysm>. Nov 2019 ».
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