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Another word for disaster

Noun
  1. An occurrence inflicting widespread destruction and distress

  2. See also:

    help

Synonym Study

  • Cataclysm suggests a great upheaval, esp. a political or social one, that causes sudden and violent change with attending distress, suffering, etc.
  • Catastrophe is specifically applied to a disastrous end or outcome
  • Calamity suggests a grave misfortune that brings deep distress or sorrow to an individual or to the people at large
  • Disaster implies great or sudden misfortune that results in loss of life, property, etc. or that is ruinous to an undertaking