Synonyms of disaster in English:

disaster


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See UK English definition of disaster

See Spanish definition of catástrofe

noun

1‘a railway disaster’

SYNONYMS
catastrophe, calamity, cataclysm, tragedy, act of God, holocaust
accident, mishap, misadventure, mischance
setback, reversal, reverse of fortune, contretemps, stroke of ill luck, problem, difficulty, heavy blow, shock, buffet
adversity, trouble, misfortune, ruin, ruination, tribulation, woe, distress
technical casualty
archaic bale
Scottish archaic mishanter
ANTONYMS

blessing

2‘my personal life had been a disaster’

SYNONYMS
failure, fiasco, catastrophe, mess, debacle
British damp squib
informal flop, dud, washout, dead loss, dead duck, non-starter, no-hoper, fail
British informal car crash
ANTONYMS

success