Disaster synonyms

dĭ-zăs'tər, -săs'-
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An accident, especially one involving serious injury or loss of life.
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Any property, fact, or relation that is the result of chance or is nonessential.
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(Insurance) A disaster beyond expectations
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A mishap, an unlucky circumstance.
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The definition of a fiasco is something that is an utter and complete disaster.
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The definition of a debacle is a sudden downfall or a total failure.
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Cardiac arrest is an emergency and if you find someone in cardiac arrest you should call 999 immediately.
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Misfortune is bad luck or a distressing occurrence.
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The definition of a hazard is something that is dangerous or that could cause harm.
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An abrupt loss of perceived value or of effect:
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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.
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(Uncountable) Misfortune.
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A sudden, violent event.
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An instance of misfortune; calamity
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Anything causing pain or distress; calamity
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(Uncountable) A source of persistent trouble such as pestilence that causes pain and suffering or widespread destruction.
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A cause of harm, ruin, or death:
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The definition of a blight is something that spoils or damages something, or a disease that affects plants, or a general state of neglect and disrepair in an urban area.
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An inflicting of punishment or affliction or a dispensation of comfort and blessing regarded as being ordained by God.
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A legal proceeding that allows for a person or entity to be declared bankrupt.
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An unexpected victory or defeat
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A violent explosion, as of dynamite or a bomb.
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A collapse, as of a tunnel or structure.
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(Law) An occurrence, such as a natural event, that is beyond human control and whose consequences are therefore not a basis for legal liability.
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Erosion of a relatively soft surface, such as a roadbed, by a sudden gush of water, as from a downpour or floods.
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Bust is defined as a period of economic down time, a police raid in which arrests are made or something that doesn't go as planned and that is considered a failure.
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Deep trouble or misery
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The definition of a mishap is a minor problem or something that goes wrong.
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An escape; a secret or unexpected desertion.
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A brief or minor argument or quarrel
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A cause of disappointment or depression.
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Desirable or beneficial fortune.
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(Physics) A brief dynamic event consisting of the close approach of two or more particles, such as atoms, resulting in an abrupt change of momentum or exchange of energy.
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Harm is defined as an injury or something wrong.
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A marked, often sudden, decline in status, rank, or importance:
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A sudden failure of a program or operating system, usually without serious consequences.
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The landing of an aircraft or spacecraft in an emergency, either in an inappropriate place or under dangerous circumstances
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Any of a series of such recessions in the rise of a tall building.
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The state of being defeated; failure to win:
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The act or process of sinking.
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A temporary rise of the water level, as in a river or lake or along a seacoast, resulting in its spilling over and out of its natural or artificial confines onto land that is normally dry. Floods are usually caused by excessive runoff from precipitation or snowmelt, or by coastal storm surges or other tidal phenomena. &diamf3; Floods are sometimes described according to their statistical occurrence. A fifty-year flood is a flood having a magnitude that is reached in a particular location on average once every fifty years. In any given year there is a two percent statistical chance of the occurrence of a fifty-year flood and a one percent chance of a hundred-year flood .
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The condition or fact of not achieving the desired end or ends:
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A reduction in physiological vigor or activity:
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Pain of mind arising from misfortune, significant personal loss, misconduct of oneself or others, etc.; sorrow; sadness. [from early 14th c.]
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A reversal of the doing of something done or accomplished; canceling or annulling
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A removal, especially of a ruler or government, by force or threat of force.
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Alternative form of ill luck.
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Anything that ruins or causes ruin
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A calling on God or the gods to send evil or injury down on some person or thing
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An urgent situation.
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Something, such as punishment, that is inflicted.
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An extreme measure.
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A sudden fall, as from prosperity or power
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A possible future time of difficulty or need
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An unexpected attack; an assault.
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A rapid, persistent chemical change that releases heat and light and is accompanied by flame, especially the exothermic oxidation of a combustible substance:
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A sudden outburst, as of emotion:
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The definition of a wreck is something that has been destroyed, or a person who is upset or in poor health.
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A wreck or collision, esp. one that does great damage
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The act or sound of flopping
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A devastating or being devastated; destruction; desolation
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Tendency to death, destruction or danger, as if by decree of fate.
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A change that destroys or defeats something; destruction; overthrow.
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One of the Wonders of the World.
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A remarkable event or thing; marvel
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The act or fact of being victorious; victory; success; achievement
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(Slang) a feat, an (extraordinary) achievement (opposite of a fail)
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Good luck
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The condition of being prosperous.
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Blessing is defined as God's favor, or a person's sanction or support, or something you ask God for, or something for which you are grateful.
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(--- Archaic) A person employed to help, especially a farm worker or domestic servant.
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A difficulty, problem, condition, or action contributing to such a situation.
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One that is successful:
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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
Find another word for disaster. In this page you can discover 94 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for disaster, like: casualty, accident, catastrophe, mischance, misadventure, fiasco, debacle, emergency, misfortune, hazard and collapse.