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I have those four words for you. All in different grade of the trajedy. Desaster follow it by catastrophe and calamity.
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How about 'Upheaval'?
I'm an expert at upheaval these days, it's a word that combines 'disaster' with 'catastrophe' in the best possible taste. And it's got 'Anglo-Saxon' credentials!
*(seems someone else got in with that one while I was still typing this out)
Destruction; annihilation; debacle, disaster; upheaval....
Cataclysm is a violent force of nature like an earthquake or hurricane.
TSAD (tsadjatko) 3 years ago
Whoops you used cataclysm
Just so you know, in philosophy, a synonym means the same thing - e.g., bachelor/unmarried. So, disaster, calamity, are synonyms of 'cataclysm', hence mean the same thing.
Liz Elias (DzyMsLizzy) 3 years ago
From the way the question was worded, I'm guessing a synonym was exactly what the OP was after...
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