catastrophe, misfortune, calamity

catastrophe, misfortune, calamity
نائِبَة \ catastrophe, misfortune, calamity. \ See Also مصيبة (مُصيبَة)‏

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  • catastrophe — [n] calamity; unhappy conclusion accident, adversity, affliction, alluvion, bad luck, bad news*, blow, calamity, casualty, cataclysm, contretemps, crash, culmination, curtains*, debacle, denouement, desolation, devastation, disaster, emergency,… …   New thesaurus

  • catastrophe — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. calamity, disaster, upheaval, cataclysm, paroxysm. See adversity, destruction,evil. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. disaster, calamity, mishap, mischance, misadventure, failure, fiasco, misery, accident,… …   English dictionary for students

  • catastrophe — catastrophic /kat euh strof ik/, catastrophical, catastrophal, adj. catastrophically, adv. /keuh tas treuh fee/, n. 1. a sudden and widespread disaster: the catastrophe of war. 2. any misfortune, mishap, or failure; fiasco: The play was so poor… …   Universalium

  • catastrophe — I noun accident, adversity, affliction, calamitas, calamity, cataclysm, collapse, contretemps, debacle, decimation, desolation, destruction, devastation, disaster, downfall, emergency, eradication, extinction, great misfortune, hardship, havoc,… …   Law dictionary

  • calamity — I noun act of God, adverse fortune, adversity, affliction, bad fortune, blight, calamitas, cataclysm, catastrophe, clades, destruction, disaster, evil fortune, evil lot, evil luck, grievous harm, hardship, ill fortune, loss, major misfortune,… …   Law dictionary

  • misfortune — I noun accident, adverse event, adverse fortune, adverse lot, adverse luck, adversity, affliction, backset, bad fortune, bad luck, bale, blow, calamitas, calamity, casualty, cataclysm, catastrophe, comedown, destruction, disadvantage,… …   Law dictionary

  • misfortune — / mishap [n] bad luck; disaster accident, adversity, affliction, annoyance, anxiety, bad break*, bad news*, blow*, burden, calamity, casuality, cataclysm, catastrophe, contretemps, cross, crunch, debacle, disadvantage, disappointment, discomfort …   New thesaurus

  • misfortune — misfortune, mischance, adversity, mishap are comparable when they denote bad luck or adverse fortune or an instance of this. Misfortune is both the most common and the most general term; it is applicable equally to the incident or conjunction of… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Catastrophe — Ca*tas tro*phe, n. [L. catastropha, Gr. ?, fr. ? to turn up and down, to overturn; kata down + ? to turn.] 1. An event producing a subversion of the order or system of things; a final event, usually of a calamitous or disastrous nature; hence,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • calamity — *disaster, catastrophe, cataclysm Analogous words: *accident, casualty, mishap: *misfortune, mischance, adversity, mishap: tribulation, visitation, affliction, *trial, cross: ruin, wreck (see RUIN) Antonyms: boon Contrasted words: fortune, luck… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • calamity — [n] disaster; tragedy adversity, affliction, blue ruin*, cataclysm, catastrophe, collapse, cross, curtains, distress, downfall, hardship, holy mess*, misadventure, mischance, misfortune, mishap, reverse, ruin, scourge, the worst*, trial,… …   New thesaurus

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