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However, since quitting his job two months earlier, the entire fiasco made him sick to his stomach as he considered what his former athletes had done to achieve greatness.

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The app failed spectacularly, resulting in an election-night fiasco and a weeks-long delay before the vote count was certified.

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Earlier this month, an international commission of scientists released a highly anticipated report detailing the steps needed to turn a gene-editing fiasco into a powerful treatment that could wipe out genetic diseases throughout generations.

The city has been hit with more than two dozen legal claims tied to the fiasco.

Councilwoman Vivian Moreno argued that the fiasco represents fraud, and said she doesn’t buy the official story that it all grew out of bureaucratic incompetence.

See how much snark was unleashed against “dad rock” by the recent U2 iTunes Songs of Innocence fiasco.

This prolonged execution marks yet another death penalty fiasco.

For George W. Bush, it was the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the disastrous post-invasion fiasco.

The veteran political operative did realize the joy that national reporters took from the fiasco.

It was a fiasco, but were some of the players screwing up on purpose?

After the Mormon fiasco and the evaporation of the Fieldingites, another denomination took it.

This Bristoe fiasco was a stunning blow to the Rebel pursuit, and greatly checked their incursions.

He had never tried to eat an artichoke, and his first essay in this difficult and complex craft was a sad fiasco.

It is in travail and laughable fiasco that the young school their bodies to beautiful expression, as they school their minds.

Mr. Jones ridicules the would-be reformers of London, and represents their efforts as resulting in a pitiable fiasco.


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On this page you'll find 49 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fiasco, such as: blunder, breakdown, debacle, disaster, embarrassment, and failure.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.