desastre

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Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

desastre m (plural desastres)

  1. disaster

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

desastre m (plural desastres)

  1. disaster
    • 1609 Thierry Rolins, Parthenie ou histoire de la tres-auguste et tres-devote Eglise de Chartres:
      Le second desastre d'icelle Eglise, advint encores par feu, l'an 973
      The second disaster for the Church was again by fire, in 973

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French desastre, from Italian disastro, from dis- + astro (star), from Latin astrum (star), from Ancient Greek ἄστρον (ástron, star), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr.

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desastre m (plural desastres)

  1. disaster (unforeseen event causing great loss, etc.)

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

desastre m (plural desastres)

  1. a disaster, catastrophe, calamity
    El terremoto no fue un revés menor; fue un desastre.The earthquake wasn't a minor setback; it was a calamity.
    Sería un desastre si el siguiente genocidio en un país del tercer mundo no es recibido con una respuesta y un plan de acción internacionales.
    It would be a catastrophe if the next genocide in a third world country is not met with an international response and plan of action.
  2. a disaster, a debacle, a bust
    Toda la operación fue un completo desastre. Nunca deberíamos haber desperdiciado tanto tiempo, esfuerzo y recursos en una misión inútil.
    The whole operation was a complete disaster. We never should have wasted so much time, effort and resources on a fool's errand.
  3. a mess, shambles, wreckage (figuratively)
    Siento que mi casa esté hecha un desastre ahora mismo.I'm sorry that my place is such a mess right now.
    ¡Qué desastre!What a mess!
  4. (figuratively) something messed up (colloquial)
    Lo que él le hizo a esa pobre mujer es un desastre.What he did to that poor woman is messed up.
  5. (figuratively) a hot mess, train wreck (colloquial)

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