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- Catastrophic (adjective) – विपत्तिपूर्ण
Definition: involving or causing sudden great damage or suffering.
Synonyms: disastrous, calamitous, cataclysmic, ruinous, tragic, fatal, dire, awful, terrible, dreadful
Antonyms: lucky, favored, blessed, providential, auspicious, fortunate, beneficial
Usage: A catastrophic earthquake shook the city of Ikebukuro.
- Grim (adjective) – बहुत गंभीर या उदास।
Definition: very serious or gloomy.
Synonyms: stern, forbidding, uninviting, unapproachable, aloof, distant, bleak, dreary
Antonyms: cheerful, happy, joyful, excited, happy, enthusiastic
Usage: His grim expression made clear that something was bothering him.
- Inundate (verb) – अभिभूत करना
Definition: overwhelm (someone) with things or people to be dealt with.
Synonyms: overwhelm, overpower, overburden, overrun, overload, swamp, bog down, besiege
Antonyms: drain, parch, deal with, contain, control, manage
Usage: we’ve been inundated with complaints from listeners
- Nascent (adjective) – आरम्भ होने वाला
Definition: just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential.
Synonyms: new, beginning, developing, progressing, unknown, just released, new potential
Antonyms: tested, checked, verified, known, researched, studied
Usage: The nascent space technology has awed everyone.
- Incongruous (adjective) – असंगत या बेमेल
Definition: not in harmony or keeping with the surroundings or other aspects of something.
Synonyms: out of place, out of keeping, inappropriate, unsuitable, unsuited, not in harmony
Antonyms: belonging, appropriate, suited, in harmony, in sync, in place
Usage: the duffel coat looked incongruous with the black dress she wore underneath
- Noxious (adjective) – हानिकारक
Definition: harmful, poisonous, or very unpleasant.
Synonyms: poisonous, harmful, virulent, toxic, unpleasant, deadly, dangerous
Antonyms: healthy, beneficial, medicated, nourishing, wholesome, salubrious
Usage: The noxious smoke enveloped the building as the firemen struggled to control the flames
- Cessation (noun) – समाप्ति
Definition: the fact or process of ending or being brought to an end.
Synonyms: end, ending, termination, stopping, halting, ceasing, finish, finishing, stoppage, closing
Antonyms: beginning, starting, continuing, going-on, ongoing, in progress, underway, evolving, happening
Usage: The cessation of terrorist activities was a relief.
- Pragmatic (adjective) – व्यावहारिक
Definition: dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.
Synonyms: realistic, sensible, rational, practical, thought-out, intelligent, planned
Antonyms: impractical, insensible, impractical, foolish, stupid, not rational, unplanned
Usage: They had to take a pragmatic approach to the situation.
- Therapeutic (adjective) – चिकित्सीय
Definition: relating to the healing of disease.
Synonyms: healing, curative, curing, remedial, medicinal, restorative, health-giving, tonic
Antonyms: dangerous, destructive, poisonous, worsening, causing harm, harmful
Usage: diagnostic and therapeutic facilities were present.
- Conflicting (adjective) – विवादित
Definition: incompatible or at variance; contradictory.
Synonyms: variant, contradictory, incompatible, deviation, different, opposed, contrasting, divergent
Antonyms: similar, agreeing, coinciding, concur, coexist, harmonize, correlate
Usage: there are conflicting accounts of what occurred