Definition of 'disaster'
Example sentences containing 'disaster'
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One or two have been skirting with financial disaster. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Then the news blew it up as this great disaster. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Premiership Rugby has to ensure that its clubs are on a sound enough financial footing to survive a financial disaster. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It may be that the regulations introduced since the 1980s are all that stands between us and environmental and financial disaster. Times, Sunday Times (2017)For both teams, the challenge is an unqualified disaster - just the way we like it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Not that being unfashionable again will be any great disaster. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Not many people are capable of literally treating triumph and disaster just the same. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The same images were a disaster for the government. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The narrative is a mixture of bad trip and low budget disaster movie. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)It has carried out two such operations after air disasters. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You see these things in disaster movies but not real life. The Sun (2011)This is a potential disaster area for women. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This would be a financial disaster for any big club. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This is a disaster waiting to happen. The Sun (2010)There was no mention of or sensitivity to the earthquake or disaster conditions. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Humanity tends to catch up with its crises and disasters just in time. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Aid agencies warned of a humanitarian disaster as government refugee camps were swamped. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This whole thing is a disaster for the charity sector. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The potential for disaster far outweighs the benefits. Christianity Today (2000)That would be a reputational and financial disaster. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They have been brought in from up and down the eastern seaboard as if for the climax of a disaster movie. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It was a great opera disaster. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Its residents topped a league of natural disasters, accidents and crime. The Sun (2009)She was the face of the fundraising appeal for the earthquake disaster in Nepal. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Great failures, great disasters drive great successes. AUTHENTICITY: Brands, Fakes, Spin and the Lust for Real Life (2003)This is not a disaster, just a scandal. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Then the sheer glut of shows about disasters, crashes and accidents led to viewer fatigue, and they disappeared en masse. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Trends of 'disaster'
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Translations for 'disaster'
British English: disaster /dɪˈzɑːstə/ NOUN
A disaster is a very bad accident such as an earthquake or a plane crash.
It was the second air disaster in the region.
- American English: disaster
- Arabic: كارِثَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: desastre
- Chinese: 灾难
- Croatian: katastrofa
- Czech: pohroma
- Danish: katastrofe
- Dutch: ramp
- European Spanish: desastre
- Finnish: katastrofi
- French: désastre
- German: Katastrophe
- Greek: καταστροφή
- Italian: disastro
- Japanese: 災害
- Korean: 재난
- Norwegian: katastrofe
- Polish: katastrofa
- European Portuguese: desastre
- Romanian: dezastru
- Russian: бедствие
- Spanish: desastre
- Swedish: katastrof
- Thai: ความหายนะ
- Turkish: felaket
- Ukrainian: катастрофа
- Vietnamese: thảm họa
Definition of disaster from the Collins English Dictionary
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