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1Involving or causing sudden great damage or suffering.‘a catastrophic earthquake’destructive, ruinous, disastrous, catastrophic, calamitous, cataclysmicView synonyms
- 1.1Extremely unfortunate or unsuccessful.‘catastrophic mismanagement of the economy’disastrous, calamitous, cataclysmic, ruinous, tragic, fatal, dire, awful, terrible, dreadful, black, woeful, grievous, lamentable, miserable, unfortunateView synonyms
- 1.2Involving a sudden and large-scale alteration in state.‘the body undergoes catastrophic collapse towards the state of a black hole’disastrous, catastrophic, calamitous, tragic, devastating, ruinous, terrible, violent, awfulView synonyms
- 1.3Relating to geological catastrophism.
- 1.1Extremely unfortunate or unsuccessful.
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