Synonyms for catastrophe

Synonyms for (noun) catastrophe

Synonyms: tragedy, calamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, disaster

Definition: an event resulting in great loss and misfortune

Usage: the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity; the earthquake was a disaster

Similar words: misfortune, bad luck

Definition: unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event

Synonyms: cataclysm, catastrophe

Definition: a sudden violent change in the earth's surface

Similar words: geological phenomenon

Definition: a natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth

Synonyms: disaster, catastrophe

Definition: a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune

Usage: lack of funds has resulted in a catastrophe for our school system; his policies were a disaster

Similar words: adversity, hard knocks, hardship

Definition: a state of misfortune or affliction

Usage: debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity; a life of hardship

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