Pronunciation of Catastrophe
/kɐtˈastɹəfɪ/, /kɐtˈastɹəfɪ/, /k_ɐ_t_ˈa_s_t_ɹ_ə_f_ɪ/
Synonyms for catastrophe:
Other synonyms and related words:
debacle, bust, apocalypse, turkey, holocaust, pity, event, mischance, denouement, clinker, damage, flop, fizzle, accident, OOPS, cataclysm, lemon, dud, frost, sorrow, clunker, whoops, undoing, fiasco, shipwreck, sequel, bomb, act of god, geohazard, washout, loser, mischief, failure.
Sense 1 (noun)
OOPS, own goal, whoops.
contretemps, trouble, casualty, calamity, misery, destitution, dolor, adversity, bane, difficulty, tragedy, disaster, torment, blight, misfortune, tribulation, distress, infliction, peril, misadventure, trial, affliction, curse, hard times, burden, rainy day, hardship, woe, bad luck, hard luck, grief, mishap, ordeal, agony, poverty, poorness.
calamity; unhappy conclusion (noun)
cataclysm, infliction, contretemps, mishap, calamity, failure, mischance, bad luck, hardship, misery, casualty, grief, adversity, debacle, trouble, misfortune, fiasco, misadventure, tragedy, trial, denouement, affliction, disaster, accident.
Usage examples for catastrophe:
- On two occasions recently he had shuddered at the possibility of a catastrophe. - "Paris From the "Three Cities"", Emile Zola.
- The catastrophe was not far away. - "Historic Girls", E. S. Brooks.
- Then: " Mr. St. George's disappearance," he said, " has prevented a still more unpleasant catastrophe." - "Romance Island", Zona Gale.