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synonyms for disasters

  • 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 disasters

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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 disasters in a sentence

Do not suffer yourselves to be persuaded that measures of foresight are always followed by disasters.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
Yet, even against such accumulated disasters and disgraces, his vigorous and aspiring mind bore up.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
The post-office strike has already shown us what deplorable disasters even a skirmish can bring about.
THE DOUBLE FOURE. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
The people blame themselves for the disasters and the adversities which they endure continually.
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
Shall we curse steam, which has changed the face of the earth, because it has caused so many awful disasters?
THE SEVEN CARDINAL SINS: ENVY AND INDOLENCEEUGNE SUE
And the possibility opened out such a vista of disasters that Alice was almost moved to tears.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 108, APRIL 6, 1895VARIOUS
Storms, fires, rail disasters, major accidents—even death—shall not deter.
DAVID LANNARCK, MIDGETGEORGE S. HARNEY
With all their hopes, the people at the outset were little prepared for the costs and disasters of war.
THE BRITISH EXPEDITION TO THE CRIMEAWILLIAM HOWARD RUSSELL
The most heart-rending events connected with these disasters occurred everywhere throughout the country.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
Seals that haunted on that coast have been known to speak to man in his own tongue, presaging great disasters.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, VOLUME XXIROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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