Part of speech:
An occurrence causing widespread destruction and distress; a catastrophe.
The definition of distress is suffering or pain, or a state of being in trouble.
Something that causes suffering; trouble:
An unlucky accident; mishap; an instance of bad luck
The state of suffering and want as a result of physical circumstances or extreme poverty.
An instance of misfortune; calamity
The definition of a mishap is a minor problem or something that goes wrong.
The opposite or contrary:
(Uncountable) Something that leads to serious trouble or destruction.
A source or cause of sorrow; a misfortune:
The definition of a storm is a heavy amount of snow, rain, hail or thunder and lightning.
A drama or literary work in which the main character is brought to ruin or suffers extreme sorrow, especially as a consequence of a tragic flaw, moral weakness, or inability to cope with unfavorable circumstances.
Something that causes great suffering or distress; affliction; trial
A ship that has been disabled or destroyed by a storm or other disaster
A thing one is glad of.
The definition of comfort is relief and encouragement or is a person who provides this for another.
Financial gain from a transaction or from a period of investment or business activity, usually calculated as income in excess of costs or as the final value of an asset in excess of its initial value.
(Geol.) A sudden, violent change, such as an earthquake
(--- Archaic) A person employed to help, especially a farm worker or domestic servant.
The definition of catastrophic is something that is extremely harmful or that causes great damage or change.
Full of danger; likely to cause injury, pain, etc.; unsafe; perilous
The definition of desperate is something sad or hopeless, or a feeling of really wanting something or of trying really hard to make something happen.
Accompanied by or causing distress or disaster; calamitous.
Causing or capable of causing harm; injurious.
Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate:
(Informal) Very bad; deplorable
Having the elements of tragedy; involving death, grief, or destruction:
Having bad luck; unlucky.
Not lucky; having, attended with, bringing, or involving bad luck; unfortunate, ill-fated, or ill-omened
The definition of woeful is something really bad or pathetic, or something characterized by sorrow or misery.
An unintended, unforeseen, and undesirable event, especially one that causes harm, injury, damage, or loss.
Anything causing pain or distress; calamity
An appalling or atrocious act, situation, or object, especially an act of unusual or illegal cruelty inflicted by an armed force on civilians or prisoners.
A mass of blossoms:
The definition of a debacle is a sudden downfall or a total failure.
Something not easily done, accomplished, comprehended, or solved:
The definition of a fiasco is something that is an utter and complete disaster.
The amount of something lost:
The act or process of testing, trying, or putting to the proof:
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