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Definition of Disaster

Disaster

  1. An unpropitious or baleful aspect of a planet or star; malevolent influence of a heavenly body; hence, an ill portent.
  2. An adverse or unfortunate event, esp. a sudden and extraordinary misfortune; a calamity; a serious mishap.
  3. To blast by the influence of a baleful star.
  4. To bring harm upon; to injure.

Disaster Quotations

Even with all our technology and the inventions that make modern life so much easier than it once was, it takes just one big natural disaster to wipe all that away and remind us that, here on Earth, we're still at the mercy of nature.
Neil deGrasse Tyson

I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect, between the disaster and the atrocity.
Edgar Allan Poe

France, and the whole of Europe have a great culture and an amazing history. Most important thing though is that people there know how to live! In America they've forgotten all about it. I'm afraid that the American culture is a disaster.
Johnny Depp

Luck is a very thin wire between survival and disaster, and not many people can keep their balance on it.
Hunter S. Thompson

In his first term, President Barack Obama played a cautious manager navigating the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression and cleaning up the messes left by President George W. Bush in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Kevin O'Leary
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Disaster Translations

disaster in Italian is guaio, malanno
disaster in Latin is calamitas
disaster in Norwegian is katastrofe, ulykke
disaster in Spanish is desastre, calamidad
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