Definición de disaster en inglés:

disaster

Saltos de línea: dis|as¦ter
Pronunciación: /dɪˈzɑːstə
 
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sustantivo

1A sudden accident or a natural catastrophe that causes great damage or loss of life: 159 people died in the disaster [mass noun]: disaster struck within minutes of take-off
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Hurricane Katrina will be the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history by a factor of five.
  • The horrific devastation caused by this tsunami may be the worst natural disaster in recent history.
  • And President Bush is offering U.S. aid and condolences to people affected by the Asian tsunami disaster.
Sinónimos
setback, reversal, reverse of fortune, contretemps, stroke of ill luck, problem, difficulty, heavy blow, shock, buffet;
adversity, trouble, misfortune, ruin, ruination, tribulation, woe, distress
technical casualty
archaic bale
Scottish archaic mishanter
1.1 [as modifier] Denoting a genre of films that use natural or accidental catastrophe as the mainspring of plot and setting: a disaster movie
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • This disc is worth at least a rental, and if you're a fan of disaster type flicks, a purchase.
  • It felt like trespassing onto the film set of a disaster movie.
  • It's only a matter of time before we're treated to a World Trade Center disaster film.
1.2An event or fact that has unfortunate consequences: a string of personal disasters [mass noun]: reduced legal aid could spell financial disaster
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • But a series of personal disasters and financial ruin triggered a mental disorder that was to turn the father of two into a killer.
  • The suite contains the computers and equipment necessary to help a small business function in the event of a company disaster.
  • It was recognised as such by the Iraqi people, but the subsequent handling of events was a disaster.
1.3 informal A person or thing that is a complete failure: lunch had turned out to be a total disaster
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  • And it was fine for all the media celebs to go to a ball game but it was a total disaster for Kerry to do so.
  • He's had a very hard time. His current situation is a total disaster.
  • Maize, a relatively new crop, is looking like a total disaster, according to Mr Dempsey.
Sinónimos
failure, fiasco, catastrophe, mess, debacle;
British damp squib
informal flop, dud, washout, dead loss, dead duck, non-starter, no-hoper, fail

Origen

late 16th century: from Italian disastro 'ill-starred event', from dis- (expressing negation) + astro 'star' (from Latin astrum).

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