eucatastrophe
[ yoo-kuh-ta-struh-fee ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
1944 first recorded in a letter by J. R. R Tolkien, who apparently coined the term; from eu- + catastrophe
Synonyms
  • advantage
  • aid
  • blessing
  • fortune
  • gain
  • happiness
  • miracle
  • win
Antonyms
  • catastrophe
  • devastation
  • disaster
  • hardship. tragedy
  • trouble
Definition
a sudden and favorable resolution of events in a story; a happy ending
Example
It seemed as though all of the characters in the movie were done for until a eucatastrophe saved them all!
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