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synonyms for catastrophe

  • accident
  • adversity
  • calamity
  • casualty
  • cataclysm
  • crash
  • debacle
  • devastation
  • disaster
  • emergency
  • failure
  • fiasco
  • hardship
  • meltdown
  • misery
  • mishap
  • tragedy
  • trouble
  • wreck
  • affliction
  • alluvion
  • blow
  • contretemps
  • culmination
  • curtains
  • denouement
  • desolation
  • end
  • fatality
  • finale
  • grief
  • havoc
  • ill
  • infliction
  • misadventure
  • mischance
  • misfortune
  • reverse
  • scourge
  • stroke
  • termination
  • trial
  • upshot
  • waterloo
  • bad luck
  • bad news
  • the worst
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antonyms for catastrophe

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  • advantage
  • aid
  • assistance
  • benefit
  • blessing
  • boon
  • creation
  • favor
  • fortune
  • gain
  • good fortune
  • good luck
  • happiness
  • help
  • joy
  • miracle
  • peace
  • profit
  • prosperity
  • success
  • win
  • wonder
  • beginning
  • birth
  • cause
  • comfort
  • commencement
  • delight
  • luck
  • opening
  • origin
  • start
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How to use catastrophe in a sentence

Both are important, but the focus of this piece is preventing further catastrophe.
WANT TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE EFFECTIVELY? HERE’S WHERE TO DONATE YOUR MONEY.SIGAL SAMUELSEPTEMBER 17, 2020VOX
Those factors have lead to a surge in trading for catastrophe bonds in the past few days, according to Artemis.
INSURERS ARE GETTING NERVOUS AS HURRICANE LAURA IS SET TO MAKE LANDFALL AS A POWERFUL CATEGORY 4 STORMJEREMY KAHNAUGUST 26, 2020FORTUNE
We’ve shown that there are lots of smart, relatively cheap things we can do now to reduce the risk of another catastrophe like this one.
TO PREVENT THE NEXT PANDEMIC, WE MIGHT NEED TO CUT DOWN FEWER TREESJONATHAN LAMBERTJULY 23, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
The public health crisis has led to an economic catastrophe.
A MESSAGE TO OUR READERS ON NEWSROOM DIVERSITYVOICE OF SAN DIEGOJULY 15, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Once again the federal government is fumbling its response to a catastrophe that disproportionately affects Black people, and once again officials are using stories about looting to place the blame on Black victims of police violence.
EVERYTHING OUR EDITORS LOVED IN JUNETHE EDITORSJULY 8, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
To others the fierce desire for social justice obliterates all fear of a general catastrophe.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
This may be called the first day of the revolution, although the object of the meeting was to prevent such a catastrophe.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
On one hand is the yawning gulf of social catastrophe represented by socialism.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
To say that the party looked aghast at this sudden catastrophe, would be to give but a feeble idea of the state of their minds.
THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
The risk of such a catastrophe might perhaps be avoided, if she would consent to leave the stage and live entirely in Russia.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
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