Meaning of DISASTER in English


a sudden calamitous event bringing great damage, loss, or destruction

a flood disaster struck the valley

Synonyms: calamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, misadventure, tragedy, woe(s)

Related Word: accident, casualty, fatality, mishap; adversity, distress, misadventure, mischance, misfortune; rock(s)

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