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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fee-as-koh or especially for 2, -ah-skoh]
    • /fiˈæs koʊ or especially for 2, -ˈɑ skoʊ/
    • /fiˈæs.kəʊ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fee-as-koh or especially for 2, -ah-skoh]
    • /fiˈæs koʊ or especially for 2, -ˈɑ skoʊ/

Definitions of fiasco word

  • noun plural fiasco a complete and ignominious failure. 1
  • noun plural fiasco a round-bottomed glass flask for wine, especially Chianti, fitted with a woven, protective raffia basket that also enables the bottle to stand upright. 1
  • noun fiasco A thing that is a complete failure, especially in a ludicrous or humiliating way. 1
  • noun fiasco disastrous failure 1
  • countable noun fiasco If you describe an event or attempt to do something as a fiasco, you are emphasizing that it fails completely. 0
  • noun fiasco a complete failure, esp one that is ignominious or humiliating 0

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Origin of fiasco

First appearance:

before 1850
One of the 32% newest English words
1850-55; < Italian: literally, bottle < Germanic (see flask1); sense “failure” from Italian phrase far fiasco to fail, literally, to make a bottle, idiom of uncertain origin

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Parts of speech for Fiasco


fiasco popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% 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 fiasco

noun fiasco

  • breakdown — The breakdown of something such as a relationship, plan, or discussion is its failure or ending.
  • disaster — a calamitous event, especially one occurring suddenly and causing great loss of life, damage, or hardship, as a flood, airplane crash, or business failure.
  • farce — a light, humorous play in which the plot depends upon a skillfully exploited situation rather than upon the development of character.
  • failure — an act or instance of failing or proving unsuccessful; lack of success: His effort ended in failure. The campaign was a failure.
  • mess — a dirty, untidy, or disordered condition: The room was in a mess.

Antonyms for fiasco

noun fiasco

  • miracle — an effect or extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to a supernatural cause.
  • success — the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one's goals.
  • win — to finish first in a race, contest, or the like.
  • accomplishment — An accomplishment is something remarkable that has been done or achieved.
  • achievement — An achievement is something which someone has succeeded in doing, especially after a lot of effort.

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