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Synonyms for disastrous
dɪˈzæs trəs, -ˈzɑ strəs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. black, calamitous, disastrous, fatal, fateful(adj)

    (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin

    "the stock market crashed on Black Friday"; "a calamitous defeat"; "the battle was a disastrous end to a disastrous campaign"; "such doctrines, if true, would be absolutely fatal to my theory"- Charles Darwin; "it is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it"- Douglas MacArthur; "a fateful error"

    pitch-dark, black-market, shameful, dim, fatal, inglorious, portentous, grim, calamitous, blackened, fateful, black, dark, sinister, opprobrious, bootleg, disgraceful, smutty, contraband, pitch-black, foreboding(a), smuggled, ignominious, bleak, mordant



  1. disastrous(adjective)

    catastrophic, inaus\u00EEcuous, cataclysmic, ill-boding, sinister

  2. disastrous(adjective)

    of the nature of a disaster; calamitous.

    inaus\u00EEcuous, catastrophic, sinister, ill-boding, cataclysmic

  3. disastrous(adjective)

    foreboding disaster; ill-omened.

    ill-boding, sinister, catastrophic, inaus\u00EEcuous, cataclysmic

Editors Contribution

  1. devasting

    Submitted by anonymous on December 17, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. disastrous(a.)

    calamitous, unfortunate, unlucky, hapless, untoward, unprosperous, ill-fated, ill-starred

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. disastrous(a)

    calamitous, deplorable, unfortunate, ill-fated

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  1. Tim Farron:

    If you want to avoid a disastrous hard Brexit. If you want to keep Britain in the single market, if you want a Britain that is open, tolerant and united, this is your chance, only the Liberal Democrats can prevent a Conservative majority.

  2. Andreas Sandin:

    The combination of these various emergencies has, understandably, made it difficult for families to cope, with the cumulative effect being that even small-scale hazards now have the potential to be disastrous, the humanitarian situation in Burundi is at a critical stage, and we need to step up our response to meet the needs of affected families.

  3. Seth Moulton:

    As someone sent four times to that misguided war, I have seen the costs of Bolton's disastrous foreign policy in a way he never will -- firsthand, and at the loss of thousands of American lives.

  4. Mike Pompeo:

    The United States condemns the ... proposal to unilaterally and arbitrarily impose national security legislation on Hong Kong, the United States strongly urges Beijing to reconsider its disastrous proposal, abide by its international obligations, and respect Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy, democratic institutions, and civil liberties, which are key to preserving its special status under U.S. law.

  5. David Donah:

    You hear about the health effects, you hear about the environmental impact and both those are disastrous and just scary is the only word I can think of, but nobody's talking about the thousands of kids that live up here.

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