What is the meaning of disaster?


  • A state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune.
    • usage: "lack of funds has resulted in a catastrophe for our school system"; "his policies were a disaster"
  • An event resulting in great loss and misfortune.
    • usage: "the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity"; "the earthquake was a disaster"
  • An act that has disastrous consequences. .
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APAWordNet. (2010). disaster. Retrieved May 23, 2017, from http://smartdefine.org/disaster/definitions/1189524
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MLAWordNet. "disaster" 23 October 2010. Web. 23 May 2017. <http://smartdefine.org/disaster/definitions/1189524>
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