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Synonyms for catastrophe
kəˈtæs trə ficatas·tro·phe

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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.9 / 7 votes

  1. catastrophe

    A cataclysm or catastrophe is some great convulsion or momentous event that may or may not be a cause of misery to man. In calamity, or disaster, the thought of human suffering is always present. It has been held by many geologists that numerous catastrophes or cataclysms antedated the existence of man. In literature, the final event of a drama is the catastrophe, or denouement. Misfortune ordinarily suggests less of suddenness and violence than calamity or disaster, and is especially applied to that which is lingering or enduring in its effects. In history, the end of every great war or the fall of a nation is a catastrophe, tho it may not be a calamity. Yet such an event, if not a calamity to the race, will always involve much individual disaster and misfortune. Pestilence is a calamity; a defeat in battle, a shipwreck, or a failure in business is a disaster; sickness or loss of property is a misfortune; failure to meet a friend is a mischance; the breaking of a teacup is a mishap.

    Synonyms:
    calamity, cataclysm, denouement, disaster, mischance, misfortune, mishap, sequel

    Antonyms:
    benefit, blessing, boon, comfort, favor, help, pleasure, privilege, prosperity, success

    Preposition:
    The catastrophe of a play; of a siege; rarely, to a person, etc.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms4.5 / 4 votes

  1. catastrophe

    Synonyms:
    revolution, disaster, calamity, misfortune, misadventure, reverse, blow, visitation

    Antonyms:
    blessing, victory, triumph, felicitation, achievement, ovation, success, godsend

Princeton's WordNet2.0 / 3 votes

  1. calamity, catastrophe, disaster, tragedy, cataclysmnoun

    an event resulting in great loss and misfortune

    "the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity"; "the earthquake was a disaster"

    Synonyms:
    disaster, tragedy, calamity, cataclysm

  2. catastrophe, disasternoun

    a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune

    "lack of funds has resulted in a catastrophe for our school system"; "his policies were a disaster"

    Synonyms:
    disaster, tragedy, calamity, cataclysm

  3. catastrophe, cataclysmnoun

    a sudden violent change in the earth's surface

    Synonyms:
    disaster, tragedy, calamity, cataclysm

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. catastrophenoun

    Synonyms:
    upshot, issue, consummation, conclusion, termination, denouement, FINALE, winding up, finishing stroke, final event

  2. catastrophenoun

    Synonyms:
    CALAMITY, disaster, misfortune, mishap, mischance

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. catastrophenoun

    Synonyms:
    disaster, calamity

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "catastrophe":

    disaster, calamity, disasters, tragedy, nakba

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#3771revolution
#3815reverse
#4134disaster
#9367tragedy
#10432disasters
#13122sequel
#15960visitation
#20424catastrophe
#31190misfortune
#34052calamity
#43262mishap
#81876misadventure
#84068cataclysm
#103840denouement
#200230nakba
#246182mischance

How to use catastrophe in a sentence?

  1. Mikhail Metzel:

    This is a recipe for catastrophe for the Russia economy. No partnership can account for the massive economic toll that we’ve talked about.

  2. Volodymyr Zelenskyy:

    Do not let Europe die in the nuclear catastrophe.

  3. Davjigbold Ariunbold:

    It's not a drought, it's a catastrophe.

  4. Fiona Watson:

    That means the food’s not coming in, hence you get so much malnutrition (that) has led to this terrible catastrophe.

  5. Dean Crutchfield:

    If there was no guilt or association of that child porn (scandal) with Fogle, these things are forgotten, people's memories are short term, especially if there is no guilt or association. The public has a short-term memory in terms of catastrophe and chaos.


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