to view or talk about (an event or situation) as worse than it actually is, or assume it will have the worst possible outcome; overreact:Stop catastrophizing and get on with your life!She tends to catastrophize her symptoms.
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How to use catastrophize in a sentence
Marty is somehow more of a neurotic, catastrophizing Woody Allen type than Ferrell was when he played a surrogate for the director in Allen’s own Melinda and Melinda.Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd's The Shrink Next Door Is a Major Disappointment | Judy Berman | November 8, 2021 | Time
A prospective survivor lets herself catastrophize and then kicks herself into action.