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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There are more than a few reasons why a calamitous night for the Frogs is unlikely.
Thus, McCain left intact a calamitous law that lacked bipartisan support and jacked up the average Arizonan’s premiums last year by 116 percent.
All places focusing on the future to overcome a calamitous present.
Trump’s remarks came on the heels of a typically calamitous visit to Puerto Rico, which is still reeling two weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.
That proved to be just one of the team’s two wins all season though in a calamitous 2016 campaign.
Though Mill Valley has not experienced a calamitous fire since the 1920s, the odds of its occurrence will steadily rise.
First there was the calamitous start to September's Singapore Grand Prix where Raikkonen and Vettel crashed into one another.
Besides smaller startups pushing the same trucking tech, Uber famously dove headlong into the space with its now calamitous acquisition of Otto in August 2016 for around $680 million.
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Synonymsfatal, cataclysmal (or cataclysmic), catastrophic, damning, destructive, disastrous, fateful, ruinous, unfortunate
Related Wordsapocalyptic (also apocalyptical); hapless, ill-fated, ill-starred, luckless; adverse, baleful, baneful, damaging, deleterious, detrimental, evil, harmful, hurtful, ill, injurious, noxious, pernicious, prejudicial
Near Antonymsfluky (also flukey), fortuitous, fortunate, happy, lucky, providential; auspicious, bright, encouraging, fair, golden, heartening, hopeful, optimistic, promising, propitious, rose-colored, rosy, upbeat
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