Debacle - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- flooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river during the spring or summer
- a sound defeat (syn: drubbing, slaughter, thrashing, trouncing, walloping, whipping)
After the debacle of his first novel, he had trouble getting a publisher for his next book.
...the financial debacle that was the stock market crash of 1929...
What a debacle. Next thing he knew, one of the patients would turn up dead.