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1. disaster

noun. ['dɪˈzæstɝ'] an event resulting in great loss and misfortune.

Synonyms

  • famine
  • meltdown
  • apocalypse
  • misfortune
  • unavoidable casualty
  • visitation
  • act of God
  • cataclysm
  • force majeure
  • tsunami
  • calamity
  • catastrophe
  • kiss of death
  • inevitable accident
  • vis major
  • tragedy
  • bad luck
  • plague

Antonyms

  • well-being
  • ease
  • beginning

Etymology

  • desastre (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • disastro (Italian)

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Words that Rhyme with Disaster

  • grandmaster
  • mcmaster
  • macmaster
  • headmaster
  • pilaster
  • oleaster
  • plaster
  • blaster
  • raster
  • pasztor
  • pastor
  • paster
  • master
  • laster
  • kaster
  • jaster
  • gaster
  • faster
  • castor
  • caster
  • astor

How do you pronounce disaster?

Pronounce disaster as dɪˈzæstər.

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UK - How to pronounce disaster in British English

How do you spell disaster? Is it diaster ?

A common misspelling of disaster is diaster

Example sentences of the word disaster


1. Noun, singular or mass
The threads on the end of a pipe can become damaged and should be repaired to avoid disaster.

Quotes containing the word disaster


1. The future is not Big Government. Self-serving politicians. Powerful bureaucrats. This has been tried, tested throughout history. The result has always been disaster. President Obama, your agenda is not new. It's not change, and it's not hope.
- Rush Limbaugh

2. This is part of the involuntary bargain we make with the world just by being alive. We get to experiences the splendor of nature, the beauty of art, the balm of love and the sheer joy of existence, always with the knowledge that illness, injury, natural disaster, or pure evil can end it in an instant for ourselves or someone we love.
- Jeff Greenfield

3. No matter what is happening in life or in the world - war, natural disaster, poor health, pain, the death of loved ones - if existence is filled with art, music and literature, life will be fulfilling, a joy.
- Karen DeCrow

2. disaster

noun. ['dɪˈzæstɝ'] a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune.

Synonyms

  • adversity
  • hard knocks
  • catastrophe

Etymology

  • desastre (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • disastro (Italian)

3. disaster

noun. ['dɪˈzæstɝ'] an act that has disastrous consequences.

Synonyms

  • devastation

Antonyms

  • strength
  • good luck

Etymology

  • desastre (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • disastro (Italian)
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