Definition of Cassandra in English:

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Cassandra

Pronunciation: /kəˈsandrə/
Greek Mythology
1A daughter of the Trojan king Priam, who was given the gift of prophecy by Apollo. When she cheated him, however, he turned this into a curse by causing her prophecies, though true, to be disbelieved.
1.1 (as noun a Cassandra) A prophet of disaster, especially one who is disregarded.
Example sentences
  • The history of the oil industry in the North Sea is full of Cassandras prophesying the miserable day when the wells run dry.
  • After all, the Cassandras have been wrong with their forecasts of imminent disaster plenty of times in the past.
  • Several Cassandras try in vain to make their prophetic voices heard, but everyone is deaf.

Words that rhyme with Cassandra

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