Examples of calamitous in a Sentence
the calamitous state of the nation's economy
a calamitous decision to sell their products online exclusively ruined the business
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Her childhood had been quietly calamitous, her father's career a farrago of alcoholism, shame, and secret homosexuality.
This abrupt expansion of Western influence, as many Russian politicians see it, is a calamitous disruption to a centuries-long status quo that reaches back not just to Stalin but to Peter the Great.
The most momentous development of our era, precisely, is the waning of the nation state: its inability to withstand countervailing 21st-century forces, and its calamitous loss of influence over human circumstance.
First, personalism makes calamitous mistakes more likely, as policy follows the whims of an individual.
The Heat huffed and puffed in recent years through LeBron James’ exit, Chris Bosh’s illness and some calamitous dominoes that fell from those decisions, like the trade of Goran Dragic and the rolling of dice on Hassan Whiteside.
But closer to home, the results can be calamitous, laying out cities.
And though her calamitous predictions for municipal debt haven’t yet been fulfilled, the defaults of Detroit and Puerto Rico have offered some vindication.
The forecast comes after a calamitous 2017, during which hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria killed dozens and caused more than $200 billion in damage.
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CALAMITOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of calamitous for English Language Learners
: causing great harm or suffering
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