- [C]灾难,灾祸 sth very bad that happens and that may hurt a lot of people
- [C][U]彻底的失败 complete failure
a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune;
"lack of funds has resulted in a catastrophe for our school system"
"his policies were a disaster"
an event resulting in great loss and misfortune;
"the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity"
"the earthquake was a disaster"
an act that has disastrous consequences
- They had led the country into economic disaster.
- The disaster caused him to waver in his faith.
- He spoke darkly of possible future disaster.
- We are all pervaded with a sense of disaster.
- Nothing but disaster would come from such a plan.
- She was in Mexico City when the disaster happened.
- They kept a record of earthquake disasters.
- The party was an absolute disaster.
- His career is a story of utter disaster.
- dire disaster 可怕的灾祸
Disaster always brought out the best in Churchill.出自： D. Fraser
The Houghton Main colliery disaster in which five miners died.出自：Daily Telegraph
- disaster, calamity, catastrophe
- 这三个词均可指不幸的灾难。disaster指人为的或自然的灾祸; calamity指造成的灾祸比disaster更大; catastrophe指造成的损失无法补偿。
- ☆ 直接源自意大利语的disastro，意为灾难，天灾。