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disaster

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of disaster

  1. 1 a sudden violent event that brings about great loss or destruction hurricanes are natural disasters Synonyms of disaster apocalypse, calamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, debacle (also débâcle), tragedy Words Related to disaster 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 disaster godsend, manna, windfall

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



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