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Synonyms for disaster
dɪˈzæs tər, -ˈzɑ stərdis·as·ter

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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 2 votes

  1. disaster

    An accident is that which happens without any one's direct intention; a chance that which happens without any known cause. If the direct cause of a railroad accident is known, we can not call it a chance. To the theist there is, in strictness, no chance, all things being by divine causation and control; but chance is spoken of where no special cause is manifest: "By chance there came down a certain priest that way," Luke x, 31. We can speak of a game of chance, but not of a game of accident. An incident is viewed as occurring in the regular course of things, but subordinate to the main purpose, or aside from the main design. Fortune is the result of inscrutable controlling forces. Fortune and chance are nearly equivalent, but chance can be used of human effort and endeavor as fortune can not be; we say "he has a chance of success," or "there is one chance in a thousand," where we could not substitute fortune; as personified, Fortune is regarded as having a fitful purpose, Chance as purposeless; we speak of fickle Fortune, blind Chance; "Fortune favors the brave." The slaughter of men is an incident of battle; unexpected defeat, the fortune of war. Since the unintended is often the undesirable, accident tends to signify some calamity or disaster, unless the contrary is expressed, as when we say a fortunate or happy accident. An adventure is that which may turn out ill, a misadventure that which does turn out ill. A slight disturbing accident is a mishap. Compare EVENT; HAZARD.

    Synonyms:
    accident, adventure, calamity, casualty, chance, contingency, fortuity, hap, happening, hazard, incident, misadventure, misfortune, mishap, possibility

    Antonyms:
    appointment, calculation, certainty, decree, fate, foreordination, intention, law, necessity, ordainment, ordinance, plan, preparation, provision, purpose

    Preposition:
    The accident of birth; an accident to the machinery.

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. 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:
    catastrophe, tragedy, calamity, cataclysm

  2. 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:
    catastrophe, tragedy, calamity, cataclysm

  3. disasternoun

    an act that has disastrous consequences

    Synonyms:
    catastrophe, tragedy, calamity, cataclysm

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. disasternoun

    Synonyms:
    mishap, misfortune, reverse, mischance, calamity, catastrophe, blow, stroke, casualty

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. disasternoun

    Synonyms:
    calamity, mishap, catastrophe, casualty

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How to use disaster in a sentence?

  1. Farah Kabir:

    Rich nations have pushed making financial commitments to reduce disaster risk to a separate round of financing negotiations later in the year.

  2. Ahmed Nagi:

    An explosion or spillage from the tanker would not only result in an environmental disaster but also inflict significant damage on economic activities.

  3. Bob Pinnegar:

    Flawed eviction moratoriums leave renters with insurmountable debt and housing providers holding the bag as our nation's housing affordability crisis spirals into a housing affordability disaster.

  4. Catherine The Great:

    I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster.

  5. Thomas Sowell:

    Much of the social history of the Western world over the past three decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good. In area after area - crime, education, housing, race relations - the situation has gotten worse after the bright new theories were put into operation. The amazing thing is that this history of failure and disaster has neither discouraged the social engineers nor discredited them.


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