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  • as inbackset
  • as incatastrophe
  • as inemergency

synonyms for meltdown

  • disappointment
  • discouragement
  • downfall
  • lapse
  • relapse
  • reversal
  • reverse
  • accident
  • adversity
  • calamity
  • casualty
  • cataclysm
  • crash
  • debacle
  • devastation
  • disaster
  • emergency
  • failure
  • fiasco
  • hardship
  • misery
  • mishap
  • tragedy
  • trouble
  • wreck
  • affliction
  • alluvion
  • blow
  • contretemps
  • culmination
  • curtains
  • denouement
  • desolation
  • end
  • fatality
  • finale
  • grief
  • havoc
  • ill
  • infliction
  • misadventure
  • mischance
  • misfortune
  • reverse
  • scourge
  • stroke
  • termination
  • trial
  • upshot
  • waterloo
  • bad luck
  • bad news
  • bad thing
  • the worst
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How to use meltdown in a sentence

They wouldn’t respond to their meltdowns by holding them down or locking them away, instead of taking the time to figure out what is bothering them.
THE VERY REAL, VERY PAINFUL REASONS THE AUTISTIC COMMUNITY DEMANDED TWO RESTRAINT SCENES BE REMOVED FROM SIA’S NEW FILM ‘MUSIC’THERESA VARGASFEBRUARY 10, 2021WASHINGTON POST
I had to learn to steer clear of high-stimulus activities because they triggered meltdowns, where I am suddenly and uncontrollably overwhelmed to the point of physically acting out, yelling at people or sobbing, often all at once.
I’M AUTISTIC. I’M HOPING I CAN WEAR A MASK FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.CHRISTINE M. CONDOFEBRUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He built Giga by acquiring several firms and, when the young firm was struggling after the dot-com meltdown in 2000, he sold it for about $60 million to Forrester Research.
GIDEON GARTNER, VISIONARY OF TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH, DIES AT 85GLENN RIFKINDECEMBER 18, 2020WASHINGTON POST
After the mortgage meltdown of the 2000s, regulators imposed so many new rules and restrictions that banks decided it was better to standardize their operations to avoid any missteps.
BANKERS WERE THE VILLAINS OF THE LAST RECESSION. THEY CAN BE HEROES IN THIS ONEMATTHEWHEIMERDECEMBER 11, 2020FORTUNE
Executives at Bank of America, like their peers at JPMorgan and Citigroup, credit government stimulus, like the $2 trillion CARES Act, for preventing a meltdown.
THE BIGGEST US BANKS SHOW THE WORST IS YET TO COME FOR THE ECONOMYJOHN DETRIXHEOCTOBER 16, 2020QUARTZ
The big unknown is whether the meltdown that appeared to be around the corner is lurking down the road.
HOW JPMORGAN CHASE IS PROCEEDING WITH EXTREME CAUTION—AND STILL MAKING PLENTY OF MONEYSHAWN TULLYOCTOBER 14, 2020FORTUNE
Florida again, in a historic election, will be on the news for probably a total administrative meltdown.
IN FLORIDA, THE GUTTING OF A LANDMARK LAW LEAVES FEW FELONS LIKELY TO VOTEBY LAWRENCE MOWER AND LANGSTON TAYLOR, MIAMI HERALD AND TAMPA BAY TIMESOCTOBER 7, 2020PROPUBLICA
She became CEO of chemical giant DuPont at the end of the 2008 financial meltdown.
THIS CEO’S ADVICE FOR LEADING DURING CRISIS: ‘FOCUS ON WHAT YOU CAN CONTROL’JONATHANVANIAN2015SEPTEMBER 30, 2020FORTUNE
As tech stocks were in meltdown yesterday, I got an investor note worth sharing.
JITTERY INVESTORS EYE TODAY’S BIG JOBS REPORT AS MARKETS REBOUND FROM AN EPIC SELL-OFFBERNHARD WARNERSEPTEMBER 4, 2020FORTUNE
As the global financial meltdown and Great Recession set in, the Fed — under its then-chairman Ben Bernanke — dropped rates to zero.
FED UP (EP. 390)STEPHEN J. DUBNERSEPTEMBER 26, 2019FREAKONOMICS
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WORDS RELATED TO MELTDOWN

  • disappointment
  • discouragement
  • downfall
  • lapse
  • meltdown
  • relapse
  • reversal
  • reverse
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