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debacle

noun

1 debacle

A sudden and violent collapse.

synonym: fiasco.

Roget 306: descent, descension, declension, declination; fall; falling etc. v.; slump; drop, plunge, plummet, cadence; subsidence, ... show more

Roget 348: running water.    jet, spirt, spurt, squirt, spout, spray, splash, rush, gush, jet d'eau [Fr.]; sluice.    water spout, water fall; ... show more

Roget 173: violence, inclemency, vehemence, might, impetuosity; boisterousness etc. adj.; effervescence, ebullition; turbulence, bluster; uproar, callithump [U.S.], ... show more

Roget 162: destruction; waste, dissolution, breaking up; diruption, disruption; consumption; disorganization.    fall, downfall, devastation, ruin, perdition, crash; ... show more



2 debacle

Flooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river during the spring or summer.

Dutch: fiasco

3 debacle

A sound defeat.

synonyms: drubbing, slaughter, thrashing, trouncing, walloping, whipping.

Dutch: pak slaag


Moby thesaurus: Waterloo, beating, bloodless revolution, bouleversement, breakdown, breaking up, breakup, cascade, cataclysm, cataract, catastrophe, cave, cave-in, chute, clean slate, clean sweep, collapse, comedown, computer revolution, conquering ... show more.

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