Words nearby catastrophe
Origin of catastrophe
OTHER WORDS FROM catastrophecat·a·stroph·ic [kat-uh-strof-ik] /ˌkæt əˈstrɒf ɪk/, cat·a·stroph·i·cal, ca·tas·tro·phal, adjectivesu·per·ca·tas·tro·phe, noun
synonym study for catastrophe
Examples from the Web for catastrophe
But a Western policy that is blind to the urgent need for reform and justice is certain to end in catastrophe.Why’s Al Qaeda So Strong? Washington Has (Literally) No idea|Bruce Riedel|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is a critical system that leaves you one failure away from catastrophe, as in this case.
An independent Scotland would be a catastrophe as a country.Up to a Point: A Free Scotland Would Be a Hilarious Disaster|P. J. O’Rourke|September 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
State officials, military and aviation experts in both countries hurried to shift the blame for the catastrophe.
This is, in every conceivable way, a recipe for catastrophe.
Captain Burgoyne was on deck when the catastrophe happened, remaining there as the night grew stormy.Grace Darling|Eva Hope
She could wait to tell him all about the catastrophe when he returned to Milton.The Corner House Girls' Odd Find|Grace Brooks Hill
I had never experienced the like before, and I felt sure some catastrophe would happen.Autobiography of an Electron|Charles R. (Charles Robert) Gibson
Since the catastrophe on board the steamer, he had forgotten Doctor Glyphic.Idolatry|Julian Hawthorne
It is safe to say that anyone who has once gone through such a catastrophe will have no desire to repeat it.Bert Wilson, Marathon Winner|J. W. Duffield