Synonym: drubbing, fiasco, slaughter, thrashing, trouncing, walloping, whipping. Similar words: debar, debate, manacle, miracle, debatable, tentacle, pinnacle, obstacle. Meaning: n. 1. a sudden and violent collapse 2. flooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river during the spring or summer 3. a sound defeat.
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(1) The Argentine debacle has important lessons to teach.
(2) His first performance was a debacle : the audience booed him off the stage.
(3) Many men were shot or captured in the debacle.
(4) After the debacle of the war the world was never the same again.
(5) But remember what happened in the 1994 bond debacle.
(6) A political debacle laid the groundwork for progress.
(7) Gingrich apparently learned nothing from the House political debacle last year.
(8) Loan Association, a debacle that cost taxpayers upward of $ 2 billion.
(9) Clinton began his political comeback after the debacle of the 1994 congressional elections as the protector of the elderly from hard-hearted Republicans.
(10) The Equitable debacle has brought renewed accusations of mis-selling and turned a spotlight on the effectiveness of regulation.
(11) Norman Lamont has learned nothing from the debacle of the past months.
(12) Following the debacle of 1931(sentence dictionary), the trade unions came to play an increasingly important part in shaping Labour policy.
(13) On the freight side, until the Charterail debacle, immediate prospects seemed more favourable.
(14) The Cambridge Diet debacle shows just how dangerous weight-loss marketing schemes can be.
(15) The collapse of the company was described as the greatest financial debacle in US history.
(16) Charles Keating, once a successful Phoenix property developer, has become the bankrupt symbol of the multi-billion dollar savings-and-loan debacle.
(17) Instead, he concentrates on how he helped raise Clinton from the dead after the debacle of the 1994 congressional elections.
(18) How much Tory support has dwindled away following the community charge debacle is open to question.
(19) They needed 400 gains to suggest a substantial recovery from their general election debacle.
(20) Concert work fills the blanks in her diary left by the Bastille debacle.
(21) The whole impeachment mess has finally come to an ungainly end but the ultimate significance of the debacle seems clear.
(22) Even though the spraying programs were greatly curtailed after the 1957 debacle, citizen outrage intensified.
(23) They also responded to the idea of Britain asserting a moral lead in the world after the soul-scarring debacle of Suez.
(24) They now have a week off to review things and figure out what to do after Wednesday night debacle.
(25) Frustrations ran high, with fans and journalists banging on windows and excitedly complaining to transportation volunteers during the busing debacle.
(26) The glum symptoms range from junk-bond distress to the destruction of wealth caused by falling property values and the thrifts debacle.
(27) In the past couple of decades, Britain has managed to slither from one high technology debacle to another.
(28) Launched with so much promise, hope, and cash, the pulp mill venture turned into a debacle.
(29) Again, there was no apology forthcoming from those who orchestrated the Ajar debacle.
(30) Inevitably, there has been an increased distrust of party politics in the lesbian and gay communities since the Clause debacle.
More similar words: debar, debate, manacle, miracle, debatable, tentacle, pinnacle, obstacle, spectacle, give back, horseback, date back to, double back, a class, debut, debt, baseball, handlebar, debris, debunk, abide by, baseball cap, indebted, debonair, debugging, right off the bat, public debt, national debt, clear, clerk.