calamitous

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

Definition of calamitous

:being, causing, or accompanied by calamity
  • calamitous events
  • a calamitous earthquake

calamitously

adverb

Examples of calamitous in a Sentence

  1. the calamitous state of the nation's economy

  2. a calamitous decision to sell their products online exclusively ruined the business

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Origin and Etymology of calamitous


CALAMITOUS Defined for English Language Learners

calamitous

adjective

Definition of calamitous for English Language Learners

  • : causing great harm or suffering



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