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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • /ˌkæt.əˈstrɒf.ɪk/
    • /kəˈtæs.trə.fi/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ˌkæt.əˈstrɒf.ɪk/

Definitions of catastrophes word

  • noun catastrophes Plural form of catastrophe. 1
  • noun catastrophes plural of catastrophe. 0

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A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for catastrophes

noun catastrophes

  • calamities — a great misfortune or disaster, as a flood or serious injury.
  • ruinsruins, the remains of a building, city, etc., that has been destroyed or that is in disrepair or a state of decay: We visited the ruins of ancient Greece.
  • misfortunes — adverse fortune; bad luck.
  • tragedies — a lamentable, dreadful, or fatal event or affair; calamity; disaster: stunned by the tragedy of so many deaths.
  • cataclysms — Plural form of cataclysm.

Antonyms for catastrophes

noun catastrophes

  • advantages — A condition or circumstance that puts one in a favorable or superior position.
  • aids — AIDS is a disease which destroys the natural system of protection that the body has against other diseases. AIDS is an abbreviation for 'acquired immune deficiency syndrome'.
  • benefits — The benefits of a life or medical insurance policy are the money that it pays out.
  • gains — to make a gain or gains in.
  • successes — the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one's goals.

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