adjective ca·lam·i·tous \kə-ˈla-mə-təs\

: causing great harm or suffering

Full Definition of CALAMITOUS

:  being, causing, or accompanied by calamity <calamitous events>
ca·lam·i·tous·ly adverb

Examples of CALAMITOUS

  1. the calamitous state of the nation's economy
  2. <a calamitous decision to sell their products online exclusively ruined the business>

First Known Use of CALAMITOUS



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