HyperDic: disaster

English > 3 senses of the word disaster:
NOUNstatedisaster, catastrophea state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune
eventdisaster, calamity, catastrophe, tragedy, cataclysman event resulting in great loss and misfortune
actdisasteran act that has disastrous consequences
disaster > pronunciation
Soundsdihzae'ster
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > disaster: 3 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune.
Example "his policies were a disaster"
Synonymcatastrophe
Broaderadversity, hardship, hard knocksA state of misfortune or affliction
Spanishcatástrofe, desastre, tragedia
Catalancatàstrofe, desastre, tragèdia
English > disaster: 3 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningAn event resulting in great loss and misfortune.
Example "the earthquake was a disaster"
Synonymscalamity, catastrophe, tragedy, cataclysm
Narroweract of God, force majeure, vis major, inevitable accident, unavoidable casualtyA natural and unavoidable catastrophe that interrupts the expected course of events
apocalypseA cosmic cataclysm in which God destroys the ruling powers of evil
famineA severe shortage / shortage of food (as through crop failure) resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death
kiss of deathSomething that is ruinous
meltdownA disaster comparable / comparable to a nuclear meltdown
plagueAny large scale calamity (especially when thought to be sent by God)
tidal waveAn unusual (and often destructive) rise of water along the seashore caused by a storm or a combination of wind and high tide
tsunamiA cataclysm resulting from a destructive sea wave caused by an earthquake or volcanic eruption
visitationAny disaster or catastrophe
Broadermisfortune, bad luckunnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate / unfortunate event
Spanishcalamidad, cataclismo, catástrofe, desastre, hecatombe, siniestro, tragedia
Catalancalamitat, cataclisme, catàstrofe, daltabaix, desastre, tragèdia
Adjectivesdisastrous(of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences
English > disaster: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningAn act that has disastrous consequences.
Broaderdestruction, devastationThe termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists
Spanishdebacle, desastre
Catalancalamitat, desastre

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