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synonyms for debacle

  • beating
  • breakdown
  • collapse
  • crash
  • defeat
  • devastation
  • disaster
  • downfall
  • drubbing
  • failure
  • fiasco
  • reversal
  • rout
  • wreck
  • crack-up
  • dissolution
  • havoc
  • licking
  • overthrow
  • ruin
  • ruination
  • smash
  • trouncing
  • washout
  • blue ruin
  • defeasance
  • shellacking
  • smashup
  • vanquishment
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antonyms for debacle

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  • accomplishment
  • attainment
  • blessing
  • creation
  • miracle
  • rise
  • success
  • triumph
  • victory
  • win
  • wonder
  • construction
  • boon
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How to use debacle in a sentence

There were derelictions and debacles, dreams deferred and hopes dashed.
WANT UNITY FOR REAL? THEN AMERICA NEEDS TO GET BACK TO FACTSSAMAR ALI, BILL HASLAM AND JON MEACHAMFEBRUARY 8, 2021TIME
After that debacle, Sanders’ team sought a paid broker to help negotiate the city’s leases and explore other solutions.
HOW A VOLUNTEER HELPED GET THE CITY INTO ITS BIGGEST REAL ESTATE DEBACLELISA HALVERSTADTJANUARY 29, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
He wrote a long memo to Monroe describing the need to put out a government statement quickly, thus seizing the narrative and putting the most positive light on the debacle rather than letting the British control the story.
IN 1814, BRITISH FORCES BURNED THE U.S. CAPITOLJOEL ACHENBACHJANUARY 6, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Meanwhile, the debacle at Stanford Medical Center, where a system to rank potential vaccine recipients managed to ignore frontline doctors, was proof that you could over-engineer the system too.
WITHOUT LEADERSHIP ON VACCINE ROLLOUT, SCAMS ARE INEVITABLEBOBBIE JOHNSONJANUARY 6, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Thompson left the city in August following a new set of high-profile debacles.
REAL ESTATE DEBACLES LOOMED LARGE ON FAULCONER’S WATCHLISA HALVERSTADTDECEMBER 10, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
After Milwaukee’s careful planning dissolved with the Bogdanovic debacle, Antetokounmpo must now weigh the Bucks’ good intentions against their mediocre results.
THE BUCKS BUNGLED FREE AGENCY. NOW THEY WAIT FOR GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO TO DECIDE.BEN GOLLIVERNOVEMBER 23, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The debacle of 2016, in which opinion researchers universally agreed that a Hillary Clinton victory was the likeliest outcome, prompted a lot of explanation from statistics-savvy journalists.
THE UNEXPECTED BENEFITS OF THINKING FOR YOURSELF IN AN AGE OF POLLINGBY STEPHEN ENGELBERGNOVEMBER 9, 2020PROPUBLICA
As it’s now being called, the “polling debacle of 2020” made me think about the validity of consumer research that we see every day.
PRESIDENTIAL POLLSTERS GOT IT WRONG, WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS FOR CONSUMER RESEARCH?GREG STERLINGNOVEMBER 6, 2020SEARCH ENGINE LAND
Topol says he and Hahn had several private phone conversations in the weeks following the debacle.
ONE DOCTOR’S CAMPAIGN TO STOP A COVID-19 VACCINE BEING RUSHED THROUGH BEFORE ELECTION DAYDAVID ROTMANOCTOBER 19, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Voting debacle in Georgia came after months of warnings went unaddressedJordan Fuchs, Georgia’s deputy secretary of state, earlier this week dismissed the idea that early voting delays were a result of failures by state or local officials.
OVERLOADED VOTER CHECK-IN SYSTEM PARTLY BLAMED FOR LONG EARLY VOTING LINES IN GEORGIAPAULINA FIROZIOCTOBER 15, 2020WASHINGTON POST
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WORDS RELATED TO DEBACLE

  • affliction
  • balk
  • bolt from the blue
  • bombshell
  • calamity
  • casualty
  • chagrin
  • comedown
  • debacle
  • disappointment
  • disaster
  • disgruntlement
  • frustration
  • jolt
  • letdown
  • misadventure
  • misfortune
  • mishap
  • reverse
  • setback
  • shock
  • tragedy
  • upset
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