extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin
"a catastrophic depression"; "catastrophic illness"; "a ruinous course of action"
Of or pertaining to a catastrophe.
of a pertaining to a catastrophe
The numerical value of catastrophic in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of catastrophic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of catastrophic in a Sentence
It would be a catastrophic thing to do for our people and for our economy if we sent people back to work just as we were beginning to see the impact of social distancing take hold only to unleash a second spike in infections.
It is thanks to that massive collective effort to shield the NHS that we avoided an uncontrollable and catastrophic epidemic.
The U.S. is abandoning our ally the Kurds, who fought ISIS on the ground and helped protect the U.S. homeland. This decision aids America's adversaries, Russia, Iran, and Turkey, and paves the way for a resurgence of ISIS. This action imperils American security and that of our allies. Congress must and will act to limit the catastrophic impact of this decision.
Under current conditions, one abandoned campfire could cause a catastrophic wildfire, and we are not willing to take that chance with the natural and cultural resources under our protection and care.
It's really too early to know for sure how bad this is going to get. But one thing we do know: It's catastrophic for farmers, we're hoping it's only $1 billion, but that's only a hope.
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- catastròficCatalan, Valencian
- Katastrophen-, katastrophalGerman
- catastrophique, désastreuxFrench
- catastrofic, catastrofică, dezastruoasă, catastrofal, dezastruosRomanian
- katastrofalni, katastrofalanSerbo-Croatian
- تباہ کنUrdu
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