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Synonyms for catastrophe
kəˈtæs trə ficatas·tro·phe

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

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

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. catastrophe

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  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"

    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"

    disaster, tragedy, calamity, cataclysm

  3. catastrophe, cataclysmnoun

    a sudden violent change in the earth's surface

    disaster, tragedy, calamity, cataclysm

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. catastrophenoun

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

  2. catastrophenoun

    CALAMITY, disaster, misfortune, mishap, mischance

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. catastrophenoun

    disaster, calamity

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "catastrophe":

    disaster, calamity, disasters, tragedy, nakba

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How to use catastrophe in a sentence?

  1. Michael Bloomberg:

    If you keep on going, we will elect Bernie -- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.One will lose to Donald Trump. And the White House and the Senate and some of the statehouses will all go red, and then between gerrymandering and appointing judges, for the next 20 or 30 years, we're going to live with this catastrophe.

  2. Martin McTague:

    It's really daunting for a lot of businesses, especially the ones who came through Covid in a weakened state, they're now struggling to deal with another once-in-a-lifetime catastrophe.

  3. President Nicolas Maduro:

    Revenue in dollars entering the country from oil and other things this year decreased 64 percent, nearly a financial catastrophe, if there were an oligarch sitting here, what would he have done? Frozen salaries, pensions? Would he have maintained (housing, welfare)? He would have said 'No, there are no more houses.'.

  4. Prime Minister Tamam Salam:

    This was a catastrophe that was a result of years and years of neglect.

  5. State John Kerry:

    But what happens if the climate skeptics are wrong? Catastrophe.

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