Word Meaning

An event causing great and usually sudden damage or suffering; a disaster

Part Of Speech:

Noun

Synonyms:

Disaster   Calamity   Cataclysm   Crisis   Holocaust  

Antonyms:

Salvation   Godsend  

Sentences

  • People with GAD tend to overestimate the likelihood of harm coming from a given situation and view minor or ambiguous events as catastrophes.

  • Before this year of disasters even began, it was heralded by a natural catastrophe as sudden and violent as anything that followed.

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