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Disaster ScalePlay
Use 'catastrophic' to describe events that have large-scale, severe effects, like earthquakes. SlideA catastrophic earthquake shattered the city.
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Negative TonePlay
Carries a negative connotation, implying a situation is beyond mere damage and is extremely dire. SlideThe forest fire had catastrophic consequences for the ecosystem.
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Not PersonalPlay
'Catastrophic' is rarely used for small, personal issues, unless exaggerated for humor. SlideForgetting my password was catastrophic for my online gaming career.