Synonyms and Antonyms of disaster
1 a sudden violent event that brings about great loss or destruction hurricanes are natural disasters Synonyms apocalypse, calamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, debacle (also débâcle), tragedy Related Words 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 godsend, manna, windfall
2 something that has failed an utter disaster, the play opened and closed on the same miserable night Synonyms bomb, bummer, bust, catastrophe, clinker, clunker, debacle (also débâcle), failure, dud, fiasco, fizzle, flop, frost, lemon, loser, miss, shipwreck, turkey, washoutRelated Words also-ran, disappointment, dog, has-been, near miss; botch, hash, mess, muddle, shambles; nonevent; nonstarterNear Antonyms corker, crackerjack (also crackajack), dandy, jim-dandy, phenomenonAntonyms blockbuster, hit, smash, success, winner
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