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The consequences of President Johnson's campaign of deliberate deception regarding Vietnam could hardly have been more catastrophic for the nation, the military, the president, his party, and the presidency itself.
Eric Alterman

Meaning of "catastrophic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CATASTROPHIC

catastrophic  [ˌkætəˈstrɒfɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CATASTROPHIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Catastrophic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CATASTROPHIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Catastrophe

A catastrophe is an extremely large-scale disaster, a horrible event. The term may also refer to: ▪ The mathematical catastrophe theory by the French mathematician René Thom. ▪ Catastrophe, a non-fiction book by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann ▪ Catastrophe, the climax and resolution of a plot in ancient Greek drama and poetry ▪ Catastrophe, the main antagonist in The Secret Files of the Spy DogsCatastrophe, a 1982 short play by Samuel Beckett ▪ Catastrophe, a five-part science series on Channel 4 ▪ The Catastrophe, a Greek name for the Population exchange between Greece and Turkey ▪ Catastrophic failure, complete failure of a system from which recovery is impossible ▪ Catastrophic, rock band featuring Trevor Peres ▪ In mathematics, the object of study in catastrophe theory. ▪ The Nakba, the 1948 expulsion of Palestinians from their homes...

Definition of catastrophic in the English dictionary

The definition of catastrophic in the dictionary is involving or causing a sudden terrible disaster, esp one that causes suffering for a lot of people. Other definition of catastrophic is very bad; unsuccessful.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CATASTROPHIC


antistrophic
ˌæntɪˈstrɒfɪk
apostrophic
ˌæpəˈstrɒfɪk
atrophic
əˈtrɒfɪk
autotrophic
ˌɔːtəˈtrɒfɪk
auxotrophic
ˌɔːksəˈtrɒfɪk
diastrophic
ˌdaɪəˈstrɒfɪk
dystrophic
dɪsˈtrɒfɪk
eutrophic
juːˈtrɒfɪk
geostrophic
ˌdʒiːəʊˈstrɒfɪk
heterostrophic
ˌhɛtərəʊˈstrɒfɪk
heterotrophic
ˌhɛtərəʊˈtrɒfɪk
hypertrophic
ˌhaɪpəˈtrɒfɪk
mesotrophic
ˌmɛsəʊˈtrɒfɪk
monostrophic
ˌmɒnəˈstrɒfɪk
neurotrophic
ˌnjʊərəˈtrɒfɪk
octastrophic
ˌɒktəˈstrɒfɪk
oligotrophic
ˌɒlɪɡəʊˈtrɒfɪk
phototrophic
ˌfəʊtəʊˈtrɒfɪk
strophic
ˈstrɒfɪk
trophic
ˈtrɒfɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CATASTROPHIC

catapultic
catapultier
cataract
cataractous
catarhine
catarrh
catarrhal
catarrhally
catarrhine
catarrhous
catasta
catastasis
catastrophe
catastrophe theory
catastrophically
catastrophism
catastrophist
catatonia
catatonic
catatonically

WORDS THAT END LIKE CATASTROPHIC

anthroposophic
chemoheterotrophic
corticotrophic
endotrophic
geographic
gonadotrophic
lymphotrophic
mixotrophic
mycotrophic
necrotrophic
pansophic
philosophic
photoautotrophic
polytrophic
prototrophic
saprotrophic
somatotrophic
theosophic
thyrotrophic
unphilosophic
zootrophic

Synonyms and antonyms of catastrophic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CATASTROPHIC»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «catastrophic» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of catastrophic

Translation of «catastrophic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CATASTROPHIC

Find out the translation of catastrophic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of catastrophic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «catastrophic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

灾难性的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

catastrófico
570 millions of speakers

English

catastrophic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

भयावह
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كارثة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

катастрофическим
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

catastrófico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সর্বনাশা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

catastrophique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Malapetaka
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

katastrophal
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

壊滅的な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

재앙의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Catastrophic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thảm họa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பேரழிவு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आपत्तिमय
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

katastrofik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

catastrofico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

katastrofalne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

катастрофічним
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

catastrofale
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καταστροφική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

katastrofiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

katastrofala
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

katastrofale
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of catastrophic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CATASTROPHIC»

The term «catastrophic» is quite widely used and occupies the 25.690 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CATASTROPHIC» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «catastrophic» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «catastrophic» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about catastrophic

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10 QUOTES WITH «CATASTROPHIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word catastrophic.
1
Eric Alterman
The consequences of President Johnson's campaign of deliberate deception regarding Vietnam could hardly have been more catastrophic for the nation, the military, the president, his party, and the presidency itself.
2
Peter Berg
I've had great success and I've had catastrophic failure. It's really how you handle the rough stuff that defines you, I think.
3
Jello Biafra
I've been to enough other countries in the world to know what happens when you have socialized single-payer health care. It works. People don't get sick as much. They don't lose their life savings with a catastrophic illness like cancer or AIDS.
4
James Buchan
Of all the failed technologies that litter the onward march of science - steam carriages, zeppelins, armoured trains - none has been so catastrophic to prosperity as the last century's attempt to generate electricity from nuclear fission.
5
Lois McMaster Bujold
War is not its own end, except in some catastrophic slide into absolute damnation.
6
Benjamin N. Cardozo
Lawsuits are rare and catastrophic experiences for the vast majority of men, and even when the catastrophe ensues, the controversy relates most often not to the law, but to the facts. In countless litigations, the law Is so clear that judges have no discretion.
7
Emil Cioran
The capital phenomenon, the most catastrophic disaster, is uninterrupted sleeplessness, that nothingness without release.
8
Rafael Cruz
Obamacare is going to destroy the elderly by denying care, by even perhaps denying treatment to people who are in catastrophic circumstances.
9
Tommy Franks
If terrorists succeeded in using a weapon of mass destruction against the U.S. or one of our allies, it would likely have catastrophic consequences for our cherished republican form of government.
10
Annabeth Gish
What scares me? I kind of believe in ghosts. I believe they can wander around, so that scares me. But the stuff that really scares me are the catastrophic events like my husband or children or my family being harmed, or something like that.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CATASTROPHIC»

Discover the use of catastrophic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to catastrophic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Catastrophic Care: How American Health Care Killed My ...
Catastrophic Care is the eye-opening result. Blending personal anecdotes and extensive research, Goldhill presents us with cogent, biting analysis that challenges the basic preconceptions that have shaped our thinking for decades.
David Goldhill, 2013
2
Catastrophic Injuries in Sports and Recreation: Causes and ...
Catastrophic Injuries in Sport and Recreation is an essential reference guide to safe participation in a wide variety of sports and recreational activities.
Charles H. Tator, 2008
3
Global Catastrophic Risks
This book focuses on such risks arising from natural catastrophes (Earth-based or beyond), nuclear war, terrorism, biological weapons, totalitarianism, advanced nanotechnology, artificial intelligence and social collapse.
Nick Bostrom, Milan M. Cirkovic, 2011
4
Catastrophic Disaster Planning and Response
Written by a recognized expert in emergency management, this volume is a thorough study of the planning process and response procedures for catastrophic disasters.
Clifford Oliver, 2010
5
Catastrophic Crisis: Ministry Leadership in the Midst of ...
Case studies of responses to high-profile crises faced by particular churches in recent years (natural disasters, arson attacks, a pastor's murder) illuminate the traits of effective ministry leadership.
Steve Echols, Allen England, 2011
6
The Turkish Language Reform: A Catastrophic Success
This is the first account of the transformation of the Turkish language in the years following 1930--probably the most extensive piece of language engineering ever attempted.
Geoffrey Lewis, 1999
7
Quantifying and Controlling Catastrophic Risks
The book presents a systematic way for ranking and managing societal threats.
B. John Garrick, 2008
8
Global NATO and the Catastrophic Failure in Libya
In this incisive account, scholar Horace Campbell investigates the political and economic crises of the early twenty-first century through the prism of NATO’s intervention in Libya.
Horace Campbell, 2013
9
Arming Mother Nature: The Birth of Catastrophic Environmentalism
Oxford botanists advised British generals on how to destroy enemy crops during the war in Malaya; American scientists attempted to alter the weather in Vietnam. This work raised questions that went beyond the goal of weaponizing nature.
Jacob Darwin Hamblin, 2013
10
Recognizing Catastrophic Incident Warning Signs in the ...
This book provides guidance on characterizing, recognizing, and responding to warning signs to help avoid process incidents and injuries before they occur.
CCPS, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CATASTROPHIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term catastrophic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Catastrophic negotiations
Negotiations between the current Greek government and the country's international creditors have brought nothing but catastrophic results so ... «Kathimerini, Jul 15»
2
ALEX BRUMMER: Eurozone risks a catastrophic Greek accident
Timetables and deadlines are an obsession of wire services and 24-hour television when in the middle of a financial tumult. And so it has been ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
3
Cleveland EMS ambulances called a 'catastrophic failure'
CLEVELAND — The union representing dispatchers, EMTs and paramedics describes the fleet of Cleveland EMS ambulances as a "catastrophic failure.". «EMS1.com, Jul 15»
4
Mackanin admires Phillies' work ethic amid catastrophic season
The Philadelphia Phillies are mired in one of the worst seasons in franchise history, but the meager total in their win column isn't indicative of ... «FOXSports.com, Jul 15»
5
Humans causing catastrophic ecosystem shifts: study
Humans causing catastrophic ecosystem shifts: study. New study reveals who will be the biggest, immediate losers. MEIFF picks: Oceans. «gulfnews.com, Jul 15»
6
'Catastrophic Failure' Cuts Fireworks Show At Cal Expo Short
Authorities say one of the large mortars that fires off the fireworks suffered a “catastrophic failure,” causing a small grass fire within the infield of ... «CBS Local, Jul 15»
7
Indigenous recognition: referendum failure would be 'catastrophic'
Aboriginal recognition campaigner Jackie Huggins believes it would be “catastrophic” if a referendum to recognise Indigenous people in the ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
8
Tanzania elephant decline 'catastrophic'
Elephant census figures released by Tanzania show a "catastrophic decline" of around 60 percent over the last five years, leading wildlife trade ... «iAfrica.com, Jul 15»
9
Bank collapse would have been 'catastrophic', Cowen tells inquiry
Former taoiseach Brian Cowen has told the banking inquiry that he took full and complete responsibility for his role and response to the crisis. «RTE.ie, Jul 15»
10
How to come back from catastrophic failure
Laura Bassett's team-mates offer support after she scored an own goal in the final moments of the World Cup semi-final against Japan. «ChristianToday, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Catastrophic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/catastrophic>. Apr 2020 ».
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