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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.

    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 Antonyms

  1. catastrophe

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

    Antonyms:
    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"

    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 Synonymes

  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 Words

  1. catastrophenoun

    Synonyms:
    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. Alan Boswell:

    This is a last-ditch attempt but a serious one to broker a deal, the concern is that it's not at all obvious how they will prevent the catastrophe of 2016 from recurring, since the framework for the deal is not substantially different than it was in the 2015 deal.

  2. Rafael Aroush:

    There will be rain and many things could go wrong. I don't want to say it, but it could be a catastrophe.

  3. Donald Trump:

    Every death is a horror -- but if you look at a real catastrophe, like Hurricane Katrina, and you look at the tremendous hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people that died, and you look at what happened here with, really, a storm that was just totally overpowering -- nobody has ever seen anything like this, everybody around this table and everybody watching can really be very proud of what's taken place in Puerto Rico.

  4. Marwan Abboud:

    In my life I haven't seen destruction on this scale, this is a national catastrophe.

  5. Daniel DiNardo:

    This is a moral catastrophe, it is also part of this catastrophe that so many faithful priests who are pursuing holiness and serving with integrity are tainted by this failure. We firmly resolve, with the help of God's grace, never to repeat it.

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