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Meaning & Definition of Disaster in English

English

Disaster

/dɪzæstər/

noun

1. A state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune

  • "Lack of funds has resulted in a catastrophe for our school system"
  • "His policies were a disaster"
    synonym:
  • catastrophe
  • ,
  • disaster

2. An event resulting in great loss and misfortune

  • "The whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity"
  • "The earthquake was a disaster"
    synonym:
  • calamity
  • ,
  • catastrophe
  • ,
  • disaster
  • ,
  • tragedy
  • ,
  • cataclysm

3. An act that has disastrous consequences

    synonym:
  • disaster

Examples of using

Since a disaster occurred, few passengers survived.
The further we are from one disaster, the closer we are to the next.
Arianna, you're a disaster!