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Synonyms for debacle

Synonyms for debacle

an abrupt disastrous failure

Synonyms for debacle

a sudden and violent collapse


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

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A Family's Journey Through Bipolar Disorder looks at the effects mental illness has on a family, and her second novel, Reis's Pieces: Love, Loss, and Schizophrenia stresses the effects of mental illness on the individual, The Chocolate Debacle takes a tough, real look at the societal effects of mental illness - both to the individual and to society.
God forbid, but if there is to be another inquiry then it should be directed at whoever authorised all those millions of pounds of public money to be wasted on this debacle.
Su difusion fue definitiva con la publicacion del libro La debacle, en 1892, que sobre ese tema escribio el novelista frances Emile Zola.
Por su parte, debacle deriva de debacler, <<deshielo>> o <<deshelar>>, cuyo origen esta en el frances medieval desbacler, <<desbloquear>>.
In the ensuing debacle, the doors to the art theater were physically torn off their hinges.
But unlike Schwarzenegger, whose debacle -- the special election -- was safely behind him, Bush's debacle -- Iraq -- is still haunting his presidency.
Surely that is why we see the debacle going on now with the police investigating cash for peerage allegations.
Niskanen ("Give divided government a chance," October) makes some great points about the blunders of one-party government, and aptly points to the Vietnam debacle under President Lyndon Johnson.
Yet the strict new rules affecting financial practices and corporate governance regulation that comprise SOX cause a heavy direct and indirect cost--one so great, according to The Sarbanes-Oxley Debacle, that it harms the very investors it was supposed to protect as surely as the companies themselves.
A couple of weeks earlier, Columbia was mired in another free speech debacle when it retracted a speaking invitation to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
A great Debate and Debacle ensue, ending with tinkles of fairy dust, perhaps a hint of laughter.
After suffering a stinging defeat on the Dubai Ports debacle, and after assuring Congress that foreigners would not manage security at U.
The photographs are quite vivid to the naked eye as well, and the accompanying text by California-born historian David Burkhart recounts the historical debacle captured in the tragic images.
We permitted the throttling of Mossadegh in Iran, the deposing of Arbenz in Guatemala, the Vietnam War, Timor, the Iran-Contra debacle, the assaults on Cuba, the 1991 Iraq invasion, and the fraudulent 2000 election.
I must continue to read these publications to be informed of my church's relentless slide to the debacle.