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catastrophize

Line breaks: ca¦tas¦tro|phize
Pronunciation: /kəˈtastrəfʌɪz
 
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(also catastrophise)

Definition of catastrophize in English:

verb

[no object]
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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