Synonyms of debacle
debacle or débâcle
catastropheA catastrophe is an unexpected event that causes great suffering or damage.
• The world is heading towards an environmental catastrophe.
disastertragedycalamitymeltdown (informal)cataclysmtroubletrialblowfailurereversemisfortunedevastationadversitymishapafflictionwhammy (informal, US)bummer (slang)mischancefiasco
disasterIf you refer to something as a disaster, you are emphasizing that you think it is extremely bad or unacceptable.
• The whole production was a disaster.
failuremessflop (informal)catastropheroutdebaclecock-up (British, slang)balls-up (taboo, slang)non-starterfuck-up (offensive, taboo, slang)washout (informal)
fiascoIf you describe an event or attempt to do something as a fiasco, you are emphasizing that it fails completely.
• The party was a bit of a fiasco.
Thesaurus for debacle from the Collins English Thesaurus