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synonyms for disaster

  • calamity
  • catastrophe
  • collapse
  • crash
  • debacle
  • defeat
  • emergency
  • failure
  • fiasco
  • flood
  • harm
  • hazard
  • holocaust
  • mishap
  • setback
  • tragedy
  • woe
  • adversity
  • affliction
  • bale
  • bane
  • blight
  • blow
  • bust
  • casualty
  • cataclysm
  • collision
  • depression
  • exigency
  • fall
  • flop
  • grief
  • misadventure
  • mischance
  • misfortune
  • reverse
  • rock
  • rough
  • ruin
  • ruination
  • slip
  • stroke
  • undoing
  • upset
  • washout
  • act of God
  • bad luck
  • bad news
  • fell stroke
  • hard luck
  • hot water
  • ill luck
  • the worst
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antonyms for disaster

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  • achievement
  • advantage
  • attainment
  • benefit
  • blessing
  • boon
  • good fortune
  • good luck
  • happiness
  • joy
  • miracle
  • success
  • victory
  • win
  • wonder
  • aid
  • building
  • creation
  • encouragement
  • fortune
  • health
  • help
  • prosperity
  • triumph
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How to use disaster in a sentence

They remind us of the urgency of stopping greenhouse gas emissions to limit climate-fueled disasters and chaos in the future.
WHAT WILDFIRES IN BRAZIL, SIBERIA, AND THE US WEST HAVE IN COMMONLILI PIKESEPTEMBER 17, 2020VOX
PlayStation 5 pre-orders are open, but the situation is a bit of a disaster.
F5 FOR PS5: ALL YOUR PLAYSTATION 5 PREORDER LINKS IN ONE PLACEJEFF DUNNSEPTEMBER 17, 2020ARS TECHNICA
The size, speed, and timing of the wildfires, coupled with the Covid-19 pandemic, have created a unique disaster.
“UNPRECEDENTED”: WHAT’S BEHIND THE CALIFORNIA, OREGON, AND WASHINGTON WILDFIRESUMAIR IRFANSEPTEMBER 11, 2020VOX
It’s scenario planning for the worst-case disaster which could occur.
WHY CAN’T SCHOOLS GET WHAT THE N.F.L. HAS? (EP. 431)STEPHEN J. DUBNERSEPTEMBER 10, 2020FREAKONOMICS
For one of America’s biggest states, it’s the fourth decade of an accelerating disaster.
HOW TO BREATHE EASIER IN AMERICA’S SMOKE BELTMICHAEL J. CORENSEPTEMBER 9, 2020QUARTZ
Texas has a consumer protection law that’s designed to prevent businesses from exploiting the public during a disaster.
A DOCTOR WENT TO HIS OWN EMPLOYER FOR A COVID-19 ANTIBODY TEST. IT COST $10,984.BY MARSHALL ALLENSEPTEMBER 5, 2020PROPUBLICA
Tens of millions of people died from a combination of natural disasters and calamitous industrial and agricultural policies.
WHY IS CHINA CRACKING DOWN ON FOOD WASTE?DANIEL MALLOYSEPTEMBER 3, 2020OZY
There’s a much bigger recognition and importance of mutual aid organizations in disaster relief.
MUTUAL AID GROUPS RECKON WITH THE FUTURE: ‘WE DON’T WANT THIS TO JUST BE A FAD’TIM DONNELLYSEPTEMBER 2, 2020EATER
Another complication is that the program’s funding is coming from disaster money at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, an agency state officials are not accustomed to working with for unemployment-insurance matters.
THERE ARE ONLY 2 STATES PAYING TRUMP’S $300 UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS SO FAR. HERE’S WHERE THE REST STANDLEE CLIFFORDAUGUST 25, 2020FORTUNE
For almost all of us who touched that magazine, the experience was a disaster.
‘UNSTOPPABLE INNOVATOR’: THE METEORIC RISE OF MEREDITH KOPIT LEVIEN, THE NEXT NEW YORK TIMES CEOSTEVEN PERLBERGAUGUST 19, 2020DIGIDAY
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WORDS RELATED TO DISASTER

  • disappointment
  • disaster
  • fiasco
  • misadventure
  • premature delivery
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