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Definition of the noun debacle
What does debacle mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: debacles
- a sudden and violent collapse
- flooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river during the spring or summer
- a sound defeat
Alternative definition of the noun debacle
- An event or enterprise that ends suddenly and disastrously, often with humiliating consequences.
- synonym: fiasco
- [ecology] A breaking up of a natural dam, usually made of ice, by a river and the ensuing rush of water.
Definition of the noun debacle for high school students
- a disastrous failure, disruption
- example: The elaborately designed fireworks show turned into a debacle when the fireworks started firing in random directions.
The noun debacle is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.
"Debacle" a.k.a. "La Débâcle" is a novel by Émile Zola published in 1892, the penultimate in les Rougon-Macquart series. The story is set against the background of the political and military events that ended the reign of Napoléon III and the Second Empire in 1870, in particular the Franco-Prussian War, the Battle of Sedan and the Paris Commune.
- also known as "The downfall (La debâcle) (The smash-up)", "The downfall (La débâcle) a story of the horrors of war", La Debacle, débâcle, débacle, Débâcle
- language: French
- author: Émile Zola
- released in (124 years ago)
"Debacle" a.k.a. "Lines of Wellington" is a 2012 Franco-Portuguese epic war film and television series prepared by Chilean director Raúl Ruiz and completed by his widow Valeria Sarmiento. Its title refers to the historical Lines of Torres Vedras.
- also known as The Lines of Wellington, Débâcle, Linhas de Wellington, As Linhas De Torres, Les Lignes de Wellington
- countries: Portugal, France
- languages: Portuguese Language, English Language, French
- producer: Paulo Branco
- art direction by Isabel Branco
- written by Carlos Saboga
- John Malkovich as General Wellington
- Jemima West as Maureen
- Isabelle Huppert as Cosima Pia
- Catherine Deneuve as Severina
- Mathieu Amalric as General Baron de Marbot
- Marisa Paredes as D. Filipa Sanches
- Michel Piccoli as Léopold Schweitzer
- Chiara Mastroianni as Hussar
- Melvil Poupaud as Marshal Masséna
- Elsa Zylberstein as Sister Cordélia
- Vincent Pérez as Lévêque
- Maria João Bastos as Maria de Jesus
- Soraia Chaves as Martírio
- Nuno Lopes as Sergeant Francisco Xavier
- Malik Zidi as Octave Ségur
- Christian Vadim as Marshal Soult
- Carloto Cotta as Lieutenant Pedro de Alencar
- Victória Guerra as Clarissa Warren
- Miguel Borges as Manuel Pena Branca
- Filipe Vargas as Vicente de Almeida
- Sara Carinhas as Mariana de Ourém
- Marcello Urgeghe as Major Jonathan Foster
- José Afonso Pimentel as Zé Maria
- cinematography by André Szankowski
- edited by Valeria Sarmiento & Luca Alverdi
- music by Jorge Arriagada
- set decoration by Stephen Malho
- genres: War film, Historical drama, Drama
- released on
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for debacle
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The Leader (1905)
A Review of Current Affairs, Politics, Literature, Art and Industry
debacle is a rude and cruel awakening to many unfortunate ruined and partly ruined shareholders. Mr. Joseph Todhunter Pim occupied the chair at the last meeting, and amongst the other directors present was ...
Remnant Population (2003)
by Elizabeth Moon
culture responsible for the recent debacle is a social nomad living in one region only, and herding the local equivalent of grasseating cattle. Since neither grow in the tropics, ...
by Praveen Kumar
The recent US-64 debacle is the point. India can ill-afford repeat performances of that dimension and must save from such disasters in future through an uneluctable parameter of accountability that alone can dawn an era of responsible ...
Silent Skies (1998)
The Air Traffic Controllers' Strike by Willis J. Nordlund
THE LESSONS Whatever the characteristics of the PATCO, a primary lesson of the PATCO debacle is that unions must be very careful in the assessment of strategic strength. Even when all the elements of a successful stoppage are apparent, ...
Hacking Capitalism (2015)
The Free and Open Source Software Movement by Johan Söderberg
The DVD-Jon debacle is a showcase of the consequences when information can be accessed from any point in a network spanning the whole globe. The commodity form of information is threatened by pirate sharing from every place ...
A Victor Hugo Encyclopedia (1999)
by John Andrew Frey
which was to govern France until the debacle at Sedan in 1870. The intellectual reaction to ...
by Charlotte Buxton
debacle. completing something. deadlock a situation in which no progress can be made. deadlocked in a deadlock. deadpan expressionV less. deaden v. deadly adj. (deadlier, deadliest) 1 causing death. 2 complete; total. adv. very: deadly ...
A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...
DEBACLE, n. dé-bdlc'l [F., breaking of a frozen river} in geol., any sudden flood or rush of water which break: down opposing barriers, and hurls forward and disperses blocks of stone and other debris. DEBAR, v. dé-bdr' [deg from, and bar ]: to ...
by Melvyn Dubofsky
Launius SAVINGS AND LOAN DEBACLE The insolvencies in the 1980s of hundreds of savings and loan associations (S&Ls), one of the major financial disasters of American history, cost American taxpayers about $150 billion.
by John McDonough, Karen Egolf
Debacle. While responsible for some of the greatest campaigns in American history, Ford was also responsible for one of the most fantastic marketing catastrophes: the rollout of its Edsel division. Ford decided to introduce a new division of ...
by Jeremy Butterfield
debacle,. pronounced daybahkuhl, has lost its accents in recent usage, although they ...
Understanding Verbalizations in This New Age of Empire, Mythology And Consumerism by R. B. Vineyard
Debacle: The new word for disaster when pertaining to failed policies of the New American Century. Using the word debacle takes the sting out of the situation because it is an odd word that can be mispronounced in funny ways. Debate: An ...
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Mandela sign language debacle
The South African government is issuing an apology for hiring a sign language interpreter who turned out to be a fake. Stuart Greer has the story. For more info ...
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Scrabble value of D2E1B3A1C3L1E1
The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.Couldn't select: Got error 28 from storage engine