Entry from British & World English dictionary
View or present a situation as considerably worse than it actually is: traumatic experiences can predispose people to catastrophize
More example sentences
- Part 1 assesses the tendency to catastrophize the consequences of negative events.
- In contrast, many individuals begin to catastrophize one's pain.
- Some folks tend to catastrophize events, making mountains out of molehills, or exaggerating the consequences.
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