Catastrophize — to allege catastrophy

April 1st   2020
___ Catrastrophize is a verb form of “catastrophe,” yet ’tis accusatory of the person claiming the catastrophe.

Definition via OxfordDictionaries.com
View or present a situation as considerably worse than it actually is

Dictionary.com offers a similar one-definition
to view or talk about (an event or situation) as worse than it actually is, or as if it were a catastrophe

Usage examples
— A busybody might catastrophize a neighbor’s mishap.
— A tardy student might catastrophize reasons for being late.
— A victim of a con artist might find himself accused of catastrophizing his plight.

Have you ever found yourself in a mindset to catastrophize?

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