Definitions for debacledəˈbɑ kəl, -ˈbæk əl, deɪ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. debacle, fiasco(noun)

    a sudden and violent collapse

  2. debacle(noun)

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

  3. thrashing, walloping, debacle, drubbing, slaughter, trouncing, whipping(noun)

    a sound defeat

GCIDE

  1. Debacle(n.)

    a complete and ludicrous failure; a rout, as of an army; a great disaster; a fiasco.

  2. Origin: [F. dbcle, fr. dbcler to unbar, break loose; pref. d- (prob. = L. dis) + bcler to bolt, fr. L. baculum a stick.]

Wiktionary

  1. debacle(Noun)

    An event or enterprise that ends suddenly and disastrously, often with humiliating consequences.

  2. debacle(Noun)

    A breaking up of a natural dam, usually made of ice, by a river and the ensuing rush of water.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Debacle(noun)

    a breaking or bursting forth; a violent rush or flood of waters which breaks down opposing barriers, and hurls forward and disperses blocks of stone and other debris

  2. Origin: [F. dbcle, fr. dbcler to unbar, break loose; pref. d- (prob. = L. dis) + bcler to bolt, fr. L. baculum a stick.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Maria Guerreiro:

    It's because of the situation here; it's a total debacle.

  2. Charles Schumer:

    Typically, when a political party has suffered an electoral debacle, one of the first things they do is shoot the survivors.

  3. Lyudmila Zhuravleva:

    After this debacle, we're left with ruins instead of a TV company, they clearly made it their job to eliminate our company in general so that even later, when we get our property back, we won't be able to function.

  4. Milan Kundera:

    Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it.

  5. Steve Schmidt:

    Every winning nominee and every winning presidential candidate walks many lonely miles through the valley of the shadow of political death -- and resiliency is the chief virtue required for victory, john McCain understood that, as did Barack Obama -- while going through the Rev. (Jeremiah) Wright debacle -- as did George W. Bush, after losing to John McCain in New Hampshire in 2000, and there are many other examples.

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