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Synonyms for catastrophe
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. calamity, catastrophe, disaster, tragedy, cataclysm(noun)

    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, disaster(noun)

    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, cataclysm(noun)

    a sudden violent change in the earth's surface

    Synonyms:
    disaster, tragedy, calamity, cataclysm

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. catastrophe(n.)

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

  2. catastrophe(n.)

    Synonyms:
    CALAMITY, disaster, misfortune, mishap, mischance

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. catastrophe(n)

    Synonyms:
    disaster, calamity

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    disaster, calamity, disasters, tragedy, nakba

How to pronounce catastrophe?

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How to say catastrophe in sign language?

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How to use catastrophe in a sentence?

  1. Jeremy Farrar:

    It's essential that this new body is accountable and can show leadership in the face of emerging health threats, with the authority and independence to act quickly when needed, the support of the global community is also crucial if we are to avert another catastrophe on the scale of Ebola.

  2. Doug Larson:

    If the English language made any sense, a catastrophe would be an apostrophe with fur.

  3. Deputy Prime Minister Nikola Todorov:

    This is a catastrophe of unprecedented proportion.

  4. 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.'.

  5. Marline Naromie Joseph:

    I would not say we have an institution capable of dealing with all the psychological trauma of another catastrophe like that.


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