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Another word for disaster

  1. An occurrence inflicting widespread destruction and distress

      1. 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.
      2. The genre made up of such works.
      3. The art or theory of writing or producing these works.
      1. A great, often sudden calamity.
      2. A complete failure; a fiasco:
      3. The concluding action of a drama, especially a classical tragedy, following the climax and containing a resolution of the plot.
      1. A violent upheaval that causes great destruction or brings about a fundamental change.
      2. A violent and sudden change in the earth's crust.
      3. A devastating flood.
      1. An event that brings terrible loss, lasting distress, or severe affliction; a disaster:
      2. Dire distress resulting from loss or tragedy.
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Another word for disaster


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