1. [ noun ] an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
Synonyms: tragedy calamity catastrophe cataclysm

"the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity" "the earthquake was a disaster"

Related terms: misfortune kiss_of_death visitation plague famine meltdown apocalypse act_of_God
2. [ noun ] a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune
Synonyms: catastrophe

"lack of funds has resulted in a catastrophe for our school system" "his policies were a disaster"

Related terms: adversity
3. [ noun ] an act that has disastrous consequences
Related terms: destruction
Similar spelling:   digester