debacle


debacle

noun

Definition of DEBACLE

1
a sudden violent event that brings about great loss or destruction <the financial debacle that was the stock market crash of 1929>
Synonyms apocalypse, calamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, debacle (also débâcle), tragedy
Near Antonyms godsend, manna, windfall
2
something that has failed <the movie, which some had predicted would be a blockbuster, turned out to be the summer's biggest debacle at the multiplexes>
Near Antonyms corker, crackerjack (also crackajack), dandy, jim-dandy, phenomenon

Variants of DEBACLE

debacle also débâcle

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