catastrophe


catastrophe

noun

Definition of CATASTROPHE

1
a sudden violent event that brings about great loss or destruction <more than one natural catastrophe has threatened to destroy their farm over the years>
Synonyms apocalypse, calamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, debacle (also débâcle), tragedy
Near Antonyms godsend, manna, windfall
2
something that has failed <the movie was a catastrophe, nearly bankrupting the studio that produced it>
Near Antonyms corker, crackerjack (also crackajack), dandy, jim-dandy, phenomenon

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