Synonyms for catastrophe
- bad luck
- bad news
- the worst
Antonyms for catastrophe
- good fortune
- good luck
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CATASTROPHE
Had Mrs. Bines been above talking to low people, a catastrophe might have been averted.
At this catastrophe, he was about twenty-seven years of age.
Such a journey seemed like a catastrophe in his calm existence.
"It's like a catastrophe," remarked Monny, looking as if she blamed me.
For him this was desolation, such a catastrophe that he forgot his torments.
On two occasions recently he had shuddered at the possibility of a catastrophe.
In the enclosure were a few hurried lines, written since the catastrophe.
He was stunned by the suddenness of the catastrophe that had overtaken them.
Had a catastrophe happened, there was nothing to hope from France.
The shepherd knew there must be a catastrophe, but he was powerless to avert it.
1530s, "reversal of what is expected" (especially a fatal turning point in a drama), from Latin catastropha, from Greek katastrophe "an overturning; a sudden end," from katastrephein "to overturn, turn down, trample on; to come to an end," from kata "down" (see cata-) + strephein "turn" (see strophe). Extension to "sudden disaster" is first recorded 1748.