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debacle

noun
variants: also

débâcle

Synonyms and Antonyms of debacle

  1. 1 a sudden violent event that brings about great loss or destruction the financial debacle that was the stock market crash of 1929 Synonyms of debacle apocalypse, calamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, disaster (also débâcle), tragedyWords Related to debacle bloodbath, collapse, crash, meltdown; Armageddon, doomsday, end-time; convulsion, paroxysm, upheaval; accident, casualty, fatality; misadventure, mischance, misfortune, mishap; blast, blow, double whammy, one-two (or one-two punch)Near Antonyms of debacle godsend, manna, windfall

  2. 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 Synonyms of debacle bomb, bummer, bust, catastrophe, clinker, clunker, failure (also débâcle), disaster, dud, fiasco, fizzle, flop, frost, lemon, loser, miss, shipwreck, turkey, washoutWords Related to debacle also-ran, disappointment, dog, has-been, near miss; botch, hash, mess, muddle, shambles; nonevent; nonstarterNear Antonyms of debacle corker, crackerjack (also crackajack), dandy, jim-dandy, phenomenonAntonyms of debacle blockbuster, hit, smash, success, winner



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