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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

An event that causes much suffering or loss.

Usage examples (40)
  • The only aspect of our travels that is interesting to others is disaster.
  • The earthquake was a disaster
  • His policies were a disaster
  • To see vindication and victory in disaster is just not a wise course to follow. for more
Tutoring comment
  • This word originally meant an unlucky position of the stars. Dis is a negative prefix and aster means stars. Bad stars.
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