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Synonyms for debacle
dəˈbɑ kəl, -ˈbæk əl, deɪ-de·ba·cle

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  1. debaclenoun

    An event or enterprise that ends suddenly and disastrously, often with humiliating consequences.


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  1. debacle, fiasconoun

    a sudden and violent collapse

    thrashing, trouncing, walloping, drubbing, whipping, fiasco, slaughter

  2. debaclenoun

    flooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river during the spring or summer

    walloping, slaughter, whipping, drubbing, trouncing, thrashing, fiasco

  3. thrashing, walloping, debacle, drubbing, slaughter, trouncing, whippingnoun

    a sound defeat

    whacking, beating, flogging, whipstitch, mass murder, whipping, whipstitching, lacing, carnage, walloping, drubbing, butchery, thrashing, licking, fiasco, trouncing, massacre, lashing, tanning, flagellation, slaughter

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  1. List of paraphrases for "debacle":

    meltdown, breakup, fiasco, break-up, disaster, collapse, bust

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  1. Michael Pugliese:

    I think you would be hard pressed to say [the debt ceiling debacle] was a positive thing, i think of it more as one other hurdle among a lot of other hurdles for the economy as it emerged from 9% unemployment at the time.

  2. President Trump:

    House and Senate Republican leaders were hoping to be united on tax reform to avoid a repeat of this summer’s ObamaCare repeal debacle. But that plan will be put to the test as the Senate prepares to unveil its version of the tax bill, which reportedly could eliminate popular state and local tax deductions and include additional changes from the House bill. Any big differences between the competing bills could slow or sideline the legislation, though leaders are aiming for swift passage.‘We did things differently this time because of the health care experience,’ House SpeakerPaul Ryantold Fox News on Sunday. ‘We worked with the Senate ahead of time, from the summer on, to put this bill together.’ Senate Republican leaders reportedly are considering the elimination of the state-and-local tax deductions, while the House is pushing only for a partial rollback and still deliberating in committee.

  3. Chris Cuomo:

    The Trump administration announced eligibility, 65-plus, so you take a state like New York, that is seven million people are eligible for the vaccine, 65-plus, healthcare workers, essential workers, etc. Seven million people. We received 250,000 doses per week, so they constructed a tremendous supply and demand debacle.

  4. Ann Patton:

    If Donald Trump was in office, we wouldn't be going through everything we're going through now. The economy would be booming. We wouldn't have had that debacle in Afghanistan. Donald Trump wouldn't have cut all the gas off, if Donald Trump was in office, I don't think we'd be going through half the things we're going through now.

  5. Mike Waltz:

    The Biden administration, let’s be candid, gives a lot of lip service to diplomacy first, I think that’s great, but in the wake of the debacle that was the Afghanistan withdrawal, we have a lot of work to do in terms of restoring American credibility with our allies.

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